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Winmail Reader

By Kopf Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Oct 17, 2012

Winmail Reader is a useful and simple tool for anyone who sends or receives messages from the older Microsoft Outlook 97 and 2000 applications (winmail.dat). With Winmail Reader, the user can read, convert, and save file attachments that come from Outlook, Outlook Express, and Microsoft Exchange applications as well as Thunderbird and Lotus Notes e-mail clients. It is a freeware application that works on the later versions of the Windows operating system including XP, Vista, and Windows 7.

The layout of Winmail Reader will be familiar to any Windows user, and there aren't many options, so most people will be able to jump right in without any assistance. The main display window is divided into two panes, with the one on the left listing attachment names and the right pane displaying the item that is highlighted on the left. We liked that you could drag and drop items to the interface, making it a little faster to view them. The five basic options are neatly laid out at the top of the left-hand pane, letting you quickly open or save your items. Winmail Reader also allows you to easily convert files to other formats.

The download and installation process for Winmail Reader is quick and painless. It boots up fast and runs stable under all of the latest editions of the Windows operating system. It is free, user-friendly, and is available in a number of languages. The learning curve is zero for anyone who is familiar with Windows. This is a good choice for anyone who deals with winmail.dat attachments.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.15

Version 1.2.15 added Romanian language.

General

Release March 29, 2012
Date Added December 24, 2011
Version 1.2.15

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 219,447
Downloads Last Week 10
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Developer's Description

Winmail Reader is simply to use Windows application for reading winmail.dat attachment files. Winmail Reader allows to view, open or save the files contained on the Winmail.dat attachment. Simple and fast to use. Winmail.dat files are sent by the MS Outlook and other e-mail clients, like Thunderbird, cannot decode them. Version 1.1.11 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.