A curious thing happend with Windows Mail dragging attachments into the Inbox.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Al Christoph, Sep 3, 2006.

  1. Al Christoph

    Al Christoph Guest

    I forwarded a bunch of hotmail using Windows Live Desktop, not paying much
    attention and just dragging them into a new message.

    When I received the huge message I could not drag them out as expected. When
    ever I dropped them into the inbox I got a new message with the dragged
    items as attachments.

    Turns out that, for what ever reason, two of the messages had _eml as the
    extension. Since Windows Mail did not understand that as email, it refused
    to drop the whole set into the inbox creating a new message instead.

    I'm not sure what should have happened, BUT since this was completely
    unexpected and unwanted behavior, a message explaining what was going on
    would have been nice.

    When i left those two attachments out of the drag and drop, everything
    worked as expeced.
    When i dragged those two items to the desktop and corrected the extention.
    they draged into the Inbox just fine.

    Al Christoph
    Al Christoph, Sep 3, 2006
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