How to disable OWA from changing spaces to underscores on email attachment names
OWA changes spaces on attachment file names to underscores. Need to disable... Example - Attachment name - "New Mexico.txt", the attachment name is changed to "new_mexico.txt".
July 15th, 2010 5:18pm

Hi, The behaviour could be Windows Internet Explorer related one. Please check if you use Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 to download attachment which has space in it's name and then to see if it will change to underscore character. There's one related kb article published by Microsoft. You can refer to it. Certain characters in a file name may be converted to underscores when a user downloads a file by using Windows Internet Explorer 7 Regards, Shafaquat Ali.M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2, Phone: +923008210320
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July 15th, 2010 5:24pm

I already have the patch but that did not correct the issue. I have an open case w/MSFT now, and they are having a hard time w/it ( author something like this but can't provide simple instructions on disabling...geez). Still seeking solutions to the problem.
July 15th, 2010 10:13pm

My lab's environment is exchange server 2007 sp2 and my IE is 6.0. I haven't this problem so if your exchange 2007 server is sp1 please update your exchange server to SP2. I think the lack of patches or updates will cause this problem because there aren't many customers complaint this problem. Thanks Your expertise never fails to impress!
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July 16th, 2010 10:22am

I have this problem with a new SBS 2008 installation. If I send the file with OWA and save using Outlook it is Ok. If I send with Outlook and then receive the file with OWA it changes the spaces to underscores.
April 29th, 2011 4:23pm

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