outlook users having issues with mail.app attachments.

Apple Hints HOWTOs


A few days I came across a problem with Microsoft Outlook users not being able to open any attachments sent by someone using Apple’s Mail.app application (the default Apple email application). Fortunately the fix is quick and easy!
The real problem: Apple, by default, uses a “Rich Text Format” (RTF) for composing all new email messages. While this is fine for most email messages, Outlook has issues with how attachments are dealt with when using RTF.
The Solution: Switch the default message format from “Rich Text Format” to “Plain Text”.
[tags]mail.app, hints[/tags]

4 thoughts on “outlook users having issues with mail.app attachments.”

  1. Carlos

    And if you want to make something bold? or italic? It’s a solution, but not an ideal solution. Apple and Microsoft – please, have a meeting!

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