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Winmail to Outlook express 6

I was using winmail (in vista), nw i've downgraded to XP and m using outlook express 6. But outlook express 6 dosent seem to import the data exported by Winmail, What should i do?

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  • edyneedhelp Mar 13, 2008

    Hi, Your response (very appreciatted) address a single message while I'm trying to import the hole WinMail Inbox folder which includes many sub- folders back to Outlook Express 6.

    bottom line instead of porting a single message (.eml) how can I import the full inbox?



  • manu2000 Aug 04, 2008

    how i can convert my winmail to oulook express 6?



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Outlook Express does not display any message attachments if TNEF-encoded file (winmail.dat) was received. If you are expecting some attachment, but do not see any, it still can be there.

To decode such a message perform the following steps:

  1. Save the whole e-mail message to an *.EML file via File, Save As, or Drag-and-drop.
  2. Open the *.EML file in a text editor such as Wordpad or Notepad.
  3. Locate the line Content-Type: application/ms-tnef;, and change the Content subtype to something else, such as Content-Type: application/zzz;
  4. Locate the line name="winmail.dat" and change to name="winmail.tnf". You may change the winmail part as well, if desired.
  5. Save the *.EML file from the text editor.
  6. Double click the *.EML file from the Windows File Explorer. This will open the message in a mail window and the TNEF attachment should now be available for saving.
  7. Drag the saved attachment into the Winmail Opener program. Decoded attachments will then be there and can be dragged or opened.

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