The Bottom Line
- WMDecode extracts attached files from winmail.dat files without fuss
- You can drag and drop .eml files onto WMDecode to get included documents
- WMDecode does not extract the formatted email part that can be contained in winmail.dat files
- You cannot preview contained files in WMDecode or extract only certain documents
- A command line tool, WMDecode offers no graphical interface or integration with email programs
- WMDecode extracts files from MS-TNEF winmail.dat attachments.
- You can drag and drop winmail.dat files or entire .eml email files onto WMDecode.
- WMDecode saves contained documents to the original file's folder (prompting before overwriting existing files).
- WMDecode supports Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista.
Guide Review - WMDecode 1.11 - Winmail.dat Decoding Tool
Fortunately, tools like WMDecode can peek into winmail.dat files and extract attachments put in there by a sending Outlook. WMDecode does it in particularly inconspicuous a manner.
A mere command line tool, WMDecode will search anything your drop onto it for files to extract and place them in the directory where it found the original file. Naturally, WMDecode accepts winmail.dat files, but you can also hand it .eml files so easily saved from email programs such as Windows Mail.
Some way to see what files are ready for extraction and maybe select only particulars would be nice, but WMDecode still does the job. It's still a pity that WMDecode does not in any way integrate with common email programs. WMDecode also offers no access to the formatting information contained in winmail.dat files along with attachments. (A plain text version of the message should be displayed in any email program, however.)