OK, so now i found out that attachments sent from outlook use a .dat file and windows mail doesnt understand or isnt capable of de-codeing or something like that. Ive tried setting the outlook program to plain text format like whats reccomended on the net, still with no luck. Surely there is a download to make windows mail understand emails sent from outlook. There both made by Microsoft arent they? Ive tried downloading IE8 to get outlook express through windows update, but no outlook express. Anyone?