There is a setting in Outlook that can fix this but I can't for the life of me remember where it is (I use Thunderbird).
Why not just attach it from within Outlook and avoid the interface issues altogether?
I don't attach them in Outlook because they are opened on the internet and I don't save them just forward a copy to someone
I will look in Outlook to see if there is a setting. I was able to do it no problem before Acrobat Reader X though so I thought maybe there was just a setting in Reader to change.
I had this same problem about five years ago (Outlook 2003). Anything I tried to send from a browser window, hyperlinks, pictures, PDFs, you name it, opened on the other end as a .dat file.It looked ok when I selected send, but it was sent as a .dat, not whatever it really was.
It was along arduous process to get it not to do it, and since Outlook is two builds from the 2003 I did this with, I would have a hard time trying to recreate the steps I took, but it was definitely an Outlook setting that caused it and changing it corrected it immediately.
Thank you for the replies. I have changed the mail format to plain text
both ways as suggested by Microsoft but that didn't work either. It baffles me because before I updated to X it was fine
Is it only happening with certain pages or any PDFs at all?
And what about other files, like images? Are they sending as .dat files too?
Also, what browser are you using?
I just set up my Outklook (2007) for three different e-mail accounts (1 POP, 1 IMAP, and a hotmail account), and I pulled up four different PDFs to "send". From Firefox, the files ALL come up as PDF when attached. With IE, the files all come up as PDF when attached. With Chrome, the files all come up as PDF when attached. With Opera, the files all come up as PDF when attached.
I am using Outlook 2000. I just tried another file from you desktop. I opened Reader X, opened the file and then Send as Email Attachment. That file didn't even go through with the email. The ones I was trying before were files from the internet that I have sent before without saving but now X won't send as PDF only Dat
Maybe I should go back to an older version of Reader?
You could... but I'd go with a newer version of Outlook (office). This is probably just the start of an ongoing series of problems you'll have with eleven year old software.
I agree with you but my workplace has no intention of updating the software.
I am going to try and go back to something older for reader. The last one I had was 9 and if you used the search it wouldn't hi-lite the information when it found it.
Thank you so much for all your help.