Outlook Express 6 : phantom attachments

  VCR97 10:00 15 Jun 2003

Several messages in my Sent Items folder have been given attachments even though no attachment was sent with the message and there is no paper-clip icon in the summary list. The file name is shown as an Internet Explorer icon followed by a file name of the form ATT000123.htm(456bytes). The number changes every time that I look at the message and increments by random amounts as I go from youngest to oldest message and vice versa.I looked at the attachments (after scanning them) and all turn out to be the actual e-mail message! I tried deleting them by double-clicking on the header to open the message in a separate window and then right-clicking the ATT entry. This brings a drop-down menu with an option to remove, but Remove is greyed-out. (It's also greyed-out for genuine attachments.) Any ideas, please?

  VCR97 08:48 21 Jun 2003

Jazzypop and Velodrome

Thanks for the info. I have been reading in plain text and it is almost certain that the messages arrived in HTML. Clearing the "Read all messages ......" box removed the attachment.

Cheers, KeithS

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