[MlMt] winmail.dat attachments

Bill Cole mmlist-20120120 at billmail.scconsult.com
Sat Sep 12 13:41:02 EDT 2015

On 12 Sep 2015, at 3:33, Benny Kjær Nielsen wrote:

> On 11 Sep 2015, at 15:37, Bill Cole wrote:
>> I can demo it. This is with r5122, but whatever I was running last 
>> night had the same issue, as does tnef built by MacPorts:
>> silverclam:~ dad$ 
>> /Applications/MailMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/tnef 
>> --unix-paths --list Winmail.dat
>> silverclam:~ dad$  echo $?
>> 0
>> silverclam:~ dad$ 
>> /Applications/MailMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/tnef 
>> --unix-paths --list --save-body Winmail.dat
>> message.rtf	|	message.rtf
>> silverclam:~ dad$ ls -l message.rtf
>> ls: message.rtf: No such file or directory
>> silverclam:~ dad$ 
>> /Applications/MailMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/bin/tnef 
>> --unix-paths --save-body Winmail.dat
>> silverclam:~ dad$ ls -l message.rtf
>> -rw-r--r--  1 dad  staff  40759 Sep 11 08:58 message.rtf
> It appears to work for me (and some other users) without 
> `--save-body`. Is this a file you can share with me?

Not that particular one. However, this happens with all 12 TNEF files 
I've got handy, and there's exactly of those that doesn't contain a body 
discussing the non-public business interactions of one of my employer's 
customers with one of their clients... I'll send that one (an MDN 
apparently sent by "me" using Outlook, responding 2 years after the fact 
to a message announcing my own hiring!) directly to you.

THEORY: My TNEFs are in fact special. All of the TNEFs I have on hand 
are the product of a tangled mess of Outlook versions and maybe a WebEx 
gadget interacting with a CommuniGate Pro server and its various 
imperfect versions of a "MAPI Connector" that makes it look like a 
mutant version of Exchange.

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