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How to fix – Email with attachment xls, doc send by Thunderbird open in text editor like notepad, word pad etc,

Some times, document file send from Thunderbird (xls, doc, etc) open in text editor (Notepad, word pad, gedit).

This strange behavior is due to setting wrong “content type” in mail by Thunderbird. The problem can be detected from go to menu –> view –> message source.

Check “content type” for specific file as below picture. It is given as text/plain.

To fix this, exit Thunderbird & delete “mimeTypes.rdf” from Thunderbird profile directory[done from sender side].

or Save the specific mail & edit to appropriate mime type in “content type” of email received in a text editor.

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  1. Ivor Dwitomo
    January 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Damn!

    Its works! Many thanks!

    • January 25, 2012 at 2:39 PM

      But file association may loss for files.

      Just copy mime type another or fresh install.

      🙂

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