OL2002: An Extra Signature Is Added When You Insert an Attachment Programmatically

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If you insert an attachment programmatically when you reply to a message that is in plain text format, a signature is unexpectedly added to the reply.


Service Pack Information

This problem is corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
307841 How to obtain the latest Office XP Service Pack

Hotfix Information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date           Time    Size          File name
   20-Sep-2002    05:46       1,804     Hotfix.txt
   18-Sep-2002    02:18   2,174,808     Outlook.msp
   18-Sep-2002    03:42   5,045,088     Outlookff.msp
   18-Sep-2002    02:31       3,171     Readme.txt
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version      Size        File name
   16-Aug-2002    14:05 10.0.4413.0    346,696   Exsec32.dll
   08-Aug-2002    20:22 10.0.4406.0    137,800   Impmail.dll 
   12-Sep-2002    20:52 10.0.4510.0    539,208   Outlcm.dll 
   12-Sep-2002    20:52 10.0.4510.0  6,310,472   Outllib.dll 
   12-Sep-2002    20:52 10.0.4510.0     92,744   Outlmime.dll 
   12-Sep-2002    20:52 10.0.4510.0     47,688   Outlook.exe 
   08-Aug-2002    20:22 10.0.4406.0    121,416   Outlph.dll 



Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Office XP Service Pack 3.


This problem only occurs when the message that you are replying to is in plain text format.


Article ID: 327595 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
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