Year: 2021

What is a dat file?

The .dat file extension is a generic extension used by different applications to save their specific data. DAT simply stands for data; as in the beginning, most of the operating systems allowed only 3-letter file extensions. There is no specific definition for DAT files that could be applied to all of them. And there is no single program responsible for creating […]

What is a winmail.dat file?

What is Winmail? Winmail.dat files are attachments sent by Microsoft mail applications (Outlook, Outlook Express or Exchange) in a proprietary format called TNEF (transport neutral encapsulation format). Being a non-standard attachment format, users from other e-mail clients (like Gmail or Thunderbird) or platforms (like Android, Apple, iPad or iPhone) cannot natively read them.An e-mail containing a winmail.dat attachment […]

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