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Android Outlook open proprietary attached file. RRS feed

  • Question

  • We send proprietary attachment file (extension .emc) to clients. We have an Android application that can open these files. From most email clients the client allow the file to be opened by clicking on the attachment.

    For Android Outlook we cannot get Outlook to open the attached file.

    In the email we send out the file has extension .emc and mime-type application/x-emc, older emails has application/octet-stream.

    In our Android application we have a set of VIIEW activity intent-filters that matches FILE schemed intents which matches the filename to end with .emc. We also have intent filters that matches CONTENT schemed intents which matches mimeType "application./octet-stream" and "application/x-emc". 

    For a debug we also added a general intent-filter of ANY scheme with mimeType "*/*" which allows our application to matches for any VIEW activity. Even then our application does not catch an activity. It almost seems that for our attachement that Outlook does not event create an ACTIVITY to VIEW the emc.

    Please can you help us to describe how you build the ACTIVITY with scheme, mimType and paths for proprietary attached files.

    Tuesday, July 21, 2015 1:54 PM

All replies

  • Hi Johannes,

    This forum is for developers discusing developing issue about Microsoft Outlook on Windows.

    Based on the description, it seems that the Outlook for Android not able to open the attached file. If I understood correctly, you can get the support for Outlook for Android like step below:

    • Tap Settings in top right corner of app (three dots)
    • Scroll down to 'Help'
    • Tap 'Contact Support'

    In addtion, here is an helpful link for Outlook for Android:
    Frequently asked questions about Outlook for iOS and Android

    And if you have issue about developing applicaiton for Android, I suggest that you get more effective response from Android platform.

    Regards & Fei


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    Wednesday, July 22, 2015 2:35 AM
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