I have been sent a winmail.dat file attachment and cannot open it. I am confused first by the options for tnef:- tnef, ktnef, ktnef5. I assume the tnef is simple command line and the others are associated with KDE desktop.
Sadly none are working. I get messages from Thunderbird that there is no application installed that can open files of the type TNEF message even though I have ktnef installed.
If I run from console I get message
tnef: qbemail.pdf: Could not create file: File exists
This suggests to me that the attachment is a pdf (which is what I need) wrapped up as if it were a message from Outlook.
Is there any way I can sort this out please?
Hi John and thanks for taking the trouble to post but try as I might I couldn’t find the answer to my question in your reply. The MS website advice was
To resolve this issue, ask the sender to re-send the message in plain text format.
As you can see from my post, the content was an attachment in pdf format and it was not possible for the sender to put into plain text.
The sender was however willing to help and sent the attachment from his android phone so I received a pdf file as intended.
I had hoped there was a linux solution but not found it yet.