Document files being converted into .dat

My outlook seems to be converting my attached .doc and .csv files into .dat wnen I send an email. can anyone explain why this happening?
Thx

Hi,

please read the documentation of your software :wink:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA101530181033.aspx
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/138053
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278061

Michael

Michael,
Thanks. OK I can set it to plain text, however the issue i am having is that my attached .doc and .csv files do not go thru. all the recipient sees is the .dat attachment. This problem seems to be intermittent.
tim

Hi,

setting the format to plain text is a good idea. Make sure this is a permanent setting.
To rule out issues on the receiver’s end, you may try another email software like Opera’s built-in mail client or Mozilla Thunderbird (if you are allowed to by your system administrator).

Michael