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Open An Attachment, It Comes Out All Scrambled With Random Letters And Symbols


Whenever I try to open an attachment, it comes out all scrambled with random letters and symbols.


View 9 Replies (Posted: Aug 21, 2009)

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Friend of mine sent me an attachment which is in Chinese language. He uses Yahoo.com, and I use cogeco.ca. We sent e-mails in Chinese many times without problem. Attachment in Chinese is the first time From him.

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1.) I attempted to open the attachment and I got the following error message : " This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action.Create an association in the Set Associations control pane."

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