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When you are using Exchange 2000 Microsoft Outlook Web Access (OWA) and you reply to Web mail from a foreign mail system and include an attachment in the reply, the recipient may receive a Winmail.dat file as well as the original attachment. This Winmail.dat file is not generated when you use Exchange 2000 OWA to reply to a message with an attachment from Exchange 2000 OWA.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Exchange2000 Server. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
301378 XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server. This problem was first corrected in Exchange 2000 Server Service Pack 2.