1 Reply Latest reply: Nov 21, 2008 8:10 PM by MrHoffman
Purplers88 Level 1 (0 points)
When I send a wmv file in email, why does it change it to a mht? My friend has a PC and hotmail. When I send a wmv file from my Mac on Comcast, it changes it to a mht and he can't open it. Any explanations?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.5)
  • MrHoffman Level 6 (14,859 points)
    Welcome to the Apple forums.

    Please recognize this is the wrong forum for this question. This is the forum for the Server variant of the Mac OS X product, a product that is known as Mac OS X Server -- and you're almost certainly not running the Server variant here. One of the Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) client or Leopard (10.5) client forums would be a better choice for these questions, but this case and this question is probably not even specifically due to Mac OS X being used.

    Now as for your question, MHT is a file extension commonly used for Microsoft Windows web archives; it's a wad of HTML. Your friend will typically need Microsoft tools to unpack it.

    No, I have no idea why you're seeing that web archive format here, but it seems to be something either Hotmail or your friend's client is introducing.

    Try testing this mail transfer with email sent to another service and specifically to a service other than Hotmail. Chances are good that this transformation is being introduced from the Windows client or from the path the message takes through Hotmail.

    Here is a [Microsoft Discussion|http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?d g=microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6outlookexpress.stationery&tid=cfe5fbda-f1d4-4aa1-954c-033b953ec493&cat=en_USe6a52e0a-24c9-4ba4-ae25-5da360b9c534&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=1] related to this matter, as is [this posting|http://www.vistax64.com/vista-general/148977-mht-file-extention.html] from another forum.