Exchange 2003 Winmail.dat

  • From: "Craig A. Weil" <craig_weil@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 13:56:08 -0800

Hi all, 

I posted this message once before but maybe it will catch the attention of 
someone with new information?

About a two ago we added an Exchange 2003 server to our organization with plans 
to move our current users from our Exchange 2000 
server.  All the prerequisites for adding this second server (including the 
tests recommended before install) were met and the installation went well.  As 
is the case with most new implementations, I was the guinnea pig and moved my 
mailbox over to the new server (2003) and I continued to receive emails as 

I was informed recently that when I send an email with an attachment or a 
stationery background to a user for which their mailbox still resides on the 
Exchange 2000 server, the email appears with a winmail.dat file in the 
Attachments section and the body of the message is 
missing.  When a user on the E2K server sends me emails with attachments or 
backgrounds, I receive them fine.

Any ideas or solutions?



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