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When you receive an e-mail message that was sent with an attachment embedded as content in the message body, Outlook renders the embedded file as a separate attachment.
Note: For the purposes of this article, "embedded" means that the content is intended to appear with the message text, and not as a separate attached file.
This issue may occur when you receive a message that uses the content-disposition=inline MIME extension in the Internet header.
When you receive a message that uses the content-disposition=inline MIME type, Outlook renders the embedded content as an attachment.
To work around this issue, open the separate file attachments in Outlook to view their contents.
Internet Request for Comments (RFC) 2183 defines the syntax and semantics of the Content-Disposition header field. This is an optional field and is valid for any MIME entity (message or body part). The following two methods are generally used to present multipart messages:
For additional information about the Content-Disposition header field, visit the following Network Working Group Web site: