View Full Version : emails in mime format

16-05-2002, 11:27 AM
further to my request 15/5/02..when i open an email attachment it opens in m/s word and pages of hyrogliphics appear..my system is microsoft me.i use outlook express.isp is xtra.i have looked in m/s updates as suggested but cannot find anything relevant

16-05-2002, 04:00 PM
'mime' is not a format. It is a name for the technique of having enclosures in email. Each type of file has an extension (.jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, (etc) for pictures, and .wav, .mp3, (etc) for sounds, (etc) ) and the browser needs to have the appropriate programmes or 'plugins' available to make the enclosures 'human-compatible'.

What sorts of enclosures are you recieving?

16-05-2002, 04:50 PM
OK, I'll have a crack at it but I'm not promising that it will work!

In Windows Explorer go to View|Folder Options, click on the File Types tab and scroll down the list to Outlook Express Mail Message.

Click once on that, click on the Edit button and see if your settings match mine:

Content Type (MIME): message/rfc822

Default Extension for Content Type: .eml

open (click on the Edit button here): 'C:\PROGRAM FILES\OUTLOOK EXPRESS\MSIMN.EXE' /eml:%1

If your settings are different, try these and keep your fingers crossed.

Good luck.