Seems Jeremy hates winmail.dat files too:
The are various “free” winmail.dat readers around, but this is 2008 not 1998. I shouldn’t have to install the email equivalent of a “helper application” to read a fucking word doc that crappy email software couldn’t encode in a sane format.
Amen brother! Although many times it’s stupid Exchange administrators. In Exchange you CAN force anything in Outlook Rich Text format to convert to HTML before sending, but I see that winmail.dat file so much that it leads me to believe that many Exchange admins are a rare breed of stupid. And I WAS an Exchange admin… saddest time of my life!