TNEF winmail.dat ..

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TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby stianhaugli » Fri Dec 03, 2010 10:08 am

I'm hosted by Bluehost and havent really nagged them yet - but i doubt i can ask them to install TNEF.
On the other hand - I've also installed Roundcube as a webmail backup, which reads winmail.dats
without a problem. Is there a way GO could handle tnef's the same way?
cheers :-)
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby mschering » Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:50 am

I'll look into that. Do you get many winmail.dat files?

I never come across them anymore.
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby rosetta » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:23 pm

Intermesh wrote: I never come across them anymore.
I do! Unfortunately....
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby stianhaugli » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:26 pm

Sorry if I'm stirring up unccesary fuzz
yes- winmail.dats are rare.

I can report that I managed to install tnef on bluehost shared hosting,
this is how: (& - I'm Not at all a linux expert, so here goes..)

1. first open cpanel (http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel) and click ssh/shell access.
follow instructions on how to get ssh/shell access
(send them a support request with a copy of your passport..)
They sorted me out in a couple of hours.

2. Then download and run putty
use server "yourdomain.com" port 22 / SSH and click connect.
log into your domain with your username and password - leave this "black" window open.

3. Download TNEF latest build to your computer.
then upload it with the cpanel filemanager to your root dir at yourdomain.com
then select the uploaded tnef.xxx.tar.gz in cpanel filemanager and click "extract" (to /)
finally, use the file manager to rename the "tnef-x.x.x" folder you created to just "tnef" (makes life easier..)

4. now use the putty window and type (press Enter after each line)

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cd tnef
./configure --prefix=$HOME
make && make install
now you'll find "tnef" in the [root]/bin folder. you may like to double check that it has file
permissions 755 (correct if not. Use cpanel file manager for this to, or chmod..)
and you may like to double check the content of [root]/.bash_profile contains "$HOME/bin" in the path, something like this:
PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin - this is the bluehost default - so it should be ok.

.. that should be it. you can now download winmail.dat's in GO
(winmail.dat will be converted into 'proper files' and then download as a single "attachments.zip")

A final footnote, i Did manage to create an email with a winmail.dat to test
so i can confirm the above works.
I can also confirm that roundcube -does- show winmail.dat as separate 'normal' attachments.
(as i said, i got roundcube installed as a backup for such events)

well. if this helps anyone.... :-)

regards
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby stianhaugli » Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:38 pm

so, what i'm saying is, I wont need roundcube anymore.. :-)

off topic: (its a compliment, so its allright?)
I just installed 3.6.5.
The new login dialog that remembers passwords and sets "default language" is So Much better.
Thank you.
Bookmarks and mailing lists are great improvements. and yes, it seems overall a lot more
responsive. great work.


best
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby stianhaugli » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:57 pm

so sorry, if forgot :oops: :
the last thing you gotto do is to add (or edit) the line

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$config['cmd_tnef']="/home2/yourdomain/bin/tnef";
anywhere in GO's config.php
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Re: TNEF winmail.dat ..

Postby stianhaugli » Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:26 pm

a little note to eagle:
You could ask the sender(s) to kindly change composition format in what ever Microsoft email client they are
using from "rich text" to html or plain text. that Also solves the problem.

Merijn: I'd like to Also compliment the new feature - sending download-links by email.
.. Ingenious! (ftp and "box.share" services goodbye )

over and out :-)
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