Re: outlook 2016 possible issue


Nothing that I know of.

It is happening to all users, it started after the september update, defender shows nothing, the user doesn't brouse malicious sites usually sometimes he screws up and I have to help him but the system is primarily used for office type applications with some brousing and thats it.

He has been away during this period and all I have done is some brousing, updates, etc, I clear my junk after I am done and usually use my own system unless updating it.

So it aint me.

On 26/10/2017 9:11 p.m., Brian's Mail list account via Groups.Io wrote:
I've heard of this before, but not on the latest Outlook.
I'm not sure what happens but our local council started to send me dat files which only had the graphic sig line in it, and all attaches wseemed to not get sent. Could there be a setting to stop attaching stuff set somewhere, or an anti virus system removing them?

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Subject: [nvda] outlook 2016 possible issue


The main workstation here uses outlook 2016 as its email client.

The main user was away for a couple months and I kept the system updated.

While there is no issue per say with day to day use of the system, outlook is now sending the mails all attachments in them at any rate to everyone as winmail.dat files.

At first I was like well what the heck?

pdfs, documents, etc all in winmail.dat.

I finally decided to get with thunderbird a extention called lookout fixed which is supposed to pull these things to bits.

In the winmail.dat I found a jpg, a rtf rich text file and another dat file.

All the documents appear to be empty as far as I can tell.

The user got back in october, there were 2 updates for office one in september, and one in october.

Tried changing formats to text, but nothing worked.

The format was set to html which means the thing was set correctly in the first place.

My next plan is to clear the caches of outlook and as it seems to have happened before the big win10 update my next plan is to do a quick office repair just in case but am I even doing the right thing?

Everything points at an exchange server which the system has never accessed in its life its all google cloud mail

Every other system is on thunderbird or directly locked to the cloud but this is a business box and its never had any issue.

The user has put a request in to get the system and associated hard drives reformatted.

While this can be done being that this is a 1 time use business system, office will then become totaly alegal and I will need to go through hoops to reset the licence.

While that in itself is not the issue I do wander if there is actually a bug and plan to ring ms about it, as the user didn't have the issue before.

The format settings have not been touched and bar office and other system updates bar checking and reading email the system has never been tampered with by me.

In addition mails are coming to the user fine and he is sending attachmentless emails and others are recieving them fine.

Has anyone had this issue before, is this a bug, or should I just reformat and hope the issue goes away.

But if its a bug its not likely to budge they usually don't.

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