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Where’s My Email Attachment?

Posted by William Diaz on February 7, 2012

One of my co-workers forwarded me an email from a user that should have contained an attachment, specifically a PDF. However, the attachment and the even the paperclip icon in Outlook was missing. Surely, then, the message didn’t contain the attachment, right?. Actually, it did. I could see by the size of the message there should be something else to the message:
Besides a few lines of formatted text and a couple hyperlinks, there was nothing else to indicate that the message body was causing the message to appear this large, and looking under the hood, I didn’t see any odd html tags like I had seen in an earlier post. If you’re in doubt, you can also look at the Internet Headers of the message to see if contains attachment. Attachments are indicated by the presence of “winmail.dat” in the Content-Type field:
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