Strange Attachments

Hi all,

eM Client Version - 8.0.2951

I’m getting strange attachments (BIN) when receiving emails for Apple users. Their signature is in one of the bin files. Others are empty with just LF and CR’s

It’s probably something related to email client on sender’s side.
Look at size of these attachments. Try to open any of them in Notepad - it’s probably just filename or other text additional information about other, real attachments.

As I said the attachments are text, either just CR and LF’s or the text of the senders signature. In Outlook OR Version 7 of eM Client I see the complete message, including their signature and only JPG attachments.
Why are other email clients different from eM Client Version 8?

I suspect the .bin files are just the way EM Client 8 interprets the Mac Server sending email attachment format. The Mac sent mail is in some specific Mac “mime email format” & the .bin files are just part of those. You would normally ignore the .bin files and just open the real attachments in this case the .jpg files. I suspect that if you received that email in Mac Mail you wouldn’t see the .bin files at all. Just ignore the .bin files in EM Client 8.

As @homeap says if you want to view the .bin files & you have Windows open them in Notepad.

While I completely understand and agree with what you are saying, I think you are missing my point.

If I don’t get any strange (BIN) attachments in EM 7 or Outlook, why do I get them in EM 8?

@Greg_Hines Its three possibilities.

Either EM V7 had something built-in to suppress them (which is not likely).


EM Client V8 is now showing everything correctly in the send email (as it should) with different types of Mail server formats.


The Mac sending mail format has changed so EM Client V8 is now picking up the .bin files associated with the attachments.

Note:- I have seen .bin files with certain sent emails with attachments before. Maybe EM Client can have an option in Settlings down the track to suppress them. All depends on how many other peeps worry about seeing them.

Here is an example of how some PDF’s are showing in EM V8. They show just fine in Outlook.

Same email in EM V7

Seems to me something has changed for the worse in EM V8