[unisog] What are doc.bin files?
pmeunier at cerias.purdue.edu
Thu Jul 19 00:46:15 GMT 2001
.bin usually denotes files compressed on a Mac (.bin is supposed
to have a better compression than .hqx). Some Mac email programs may
compress their attachments that way. It may or may not be what you
>People here are starting to get email attachments with file names that
>end in "doc.bin".
>They are having trouble reading them. They appear to be Word documents,
>but the ".bin" confuses some of the email client programs.
>Surfing to find out what they are, we found at least one web site that
>"The file has been called guide.doc.bin to help ensure reliable download
>using a web browser, but after downloading you should rename the file
>Does anyone know what this is? Was I asleep while a new technique for
>encoding attachments was invented?
>Marine Biological Laboratory
>Woods Hole, Massachusetts
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