Curious E_Mail attachments.

  Anson 12:46 01 Aug 2003
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Often when I receive an email, it is accompanied by the attachment symbol. After I have saved the attachment to a floppy and checked for virus I open it to find that it is nothing more then a copy of the original email. Anybody any ideas why?

  dth 12:54 01 Aug 2003

At a guess - I would assume that you have your email software to read emails in 'plain text'. When an email arrives - if it has been written in html - your software copies the text element and this is what you see. The attachment is the original html email - including any jazzy bits etc

  velodrome 14:47 01 Aug 2003

Go to tools/options/read, then make sure the "read all messages in plain text" is unticked.

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