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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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....