Opening Thunderbird attachments

  guesswho2 21:11 04 Jul 2007

When TalkTalk email me with phone and BB bills, I used to be able to open them with a double-click and save them to My Docs. I think that maybe since installing V2 T'bird I've not been allowed to do this because of a warning about changing the type of file or some such.
I'm also having trouble now opening other attachments of the format .eml.
I can get round these problems eventually, but could someone perhaps explain the best way to proceed.
PS I'm using Mozilla FF and T'bird as the default applications.

  Gongoozler 08:43 05 Jul 2007

What is the file extension (the bit after the dot) of the TalkTalk bills?

  golfpro 09:20 05 Jul 2007

I am also having problems opening some files sent as an attachment with thunderbird, even when the file extension is the same. I still haven't found a way round this as yet.

  guesswho2 15:25 05 Jul 2007

Hi Gongoozler - the bill attachment is .html

  Gongoozler 16:52 05 Jul 2007

I just sent myself an html file that I had saved from a web page and Thunderbird opened it ok. In Windows Explorer - Tools - Folder Options - File Types, what do you have as the entry for HTML?

  guesswho2 12:16 06 Jul 2007

To Gongoozler - I've never been in there before! Associated with HTML in that list is Firefox Document.
In the hope that you'll get back to me again, I've not altered anything.

  guesswho2 17:02 06 Jul 2007

Hello again Gongoozler. Thanks for your help. I've been mugging up on the Thunderbird HELP site and I think maybe I can see now the answer to the problem: I simply wasn't handling T'bird properly. It's the old story I'm afraid _"If in doubt, read the instructions"!
Many thanks again for your willingness to help and my apologies for wasting your time.

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