file extension



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file extension

Postby w3huw » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 03:03:09 GMT

I continue to get E-Mail attachments with the file extension .email which are
images but they open to text jibberish on my Win 98SE system. Does anyone
know what it takes to open a .email  file extension message?

Re: file extension

Postby PA Bear » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 03:14:18 GMT

SHIFT+Right-click on such an attachment>Open with>Choose Outlook Express
(msimn.exe) and check the "Always open with..." box.
HTH...Please post back to this thread

~Robear Dyer (aka PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)

Re: file extension

Postby w3huw » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:37:02 GMT

I don't follow your process. If I click on the E-Mail attachment I get
the choice to open or save. I do not find where I can do as you
describe. Please expand your answer.

Re: file extension

Postby w3huw » Thu, 18 Sep 2003 10:47:58 GMT

I did what you said and now it will do nothing at all. Will not even
open to jibberish.

Re: file extension

Postby PA Bear » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 07:23:38 GMT

Please describe the steps you took, Bob.

Was the .email attachment from an AOL subscriber?
HTH...Please post back to this thread

~Robear Dyer (aka PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE)


Postby Wayne Marston » Tue, 07 Sep 2004 10:43:27 GMT

  Can someone help me find out the file extension for OE saved mail and
where it is located.



Postby Bruce Hagen » Tue, 07 Sep 2004 10:48:14 GMT

.dbx is the file.

Tools>Options>Maintenance>Store folder will reveal the location
of your Outlook Express files. Press the Tab key to highlight the 
folder location, then Ctrl+C. Close OE, then Start>Run>Ctrl+V will 
put the location in the box - Click OK and you'll see the OE files. 
Otherwise, write the location down and navigate to it in Windows 

In WindowsXP & 2K, the OE user files (DBX and WAB) are by default
marked as hidden. To view these files in Explorer, you must enable
Show Hidden Files and Folders under Start>Control Panel>Folder
Bruce Hagen


Postby PA Bear » Tue, 07 Sep 2004 10:58:34 GMT


Backup & Restore OE Data

OE Files & Settings

Importing OE Data
 http://www.**--****.com/ #importOE5
 http://www.**--****.com/ #importdbx

OE Freebie Backup

Using WinXP's FAST Wizard, by MVP Gary Woodruff
(Please read the caveats about Outlook Express)

~Robear Dyer (PA Bear) 

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Re:file extension

Postby ottzac » Fri, 13 May 2005 01:56:47 GMT

Thanks for all info, I downloaded Power point viewer from Microsoft(free)and 
it works 

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