A second dot is added to the file names of the automatic generated attachments on an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 or later version server


Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Serivce Pack 2 (SP2) or Exchange Server 2007 Serivce Pack 3 (SP3).
  • A user uses the Mac OC X 10.6 Snow Leopard mail client that is an Exchange Web Services application to send an email message. 
  • The email message includes an inline attachment and resembles the following:
    Text line 1

    Text line 2

    <inline attachment>

    Text line 3

    Text line 4
  • This email message is processed by an Exchange Server 2007 SP2 server or a later version.
In this scenario, this email message that resembles the following when it is received:

Text line 1

Text line 2

<the_former_inline_attachment> , ATT00001..htm or ATT00001..txt (that contains "Text line 3 Text line 4")

You may notice that there are two dots in the "ATT00001..htm" file name and in the "ATT00001..txt" file name.


This problem occurs because the server adds a second dot to the "ATT00001.htm" file name or to the "ATT00001.txt" file name.


To resolve this problem, install the following update rollup:
2279665 Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Article ID: 980953 - Last Review: Sep 9, 2010 - Revision: 1