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I have problems with certain attachments that are described as octet/stream - this happens when some windows users send an attachment, like a doc or xls file. It has something to do with their mail client describing the attachment improperly.
If you have an email account you can send from, send a plain text file to the TB account and see if it opens.
I am having the same problem with opening attachments in the latest version of Thunderbird email. Attachment that I want to open just before sending will simply not open. It offers to save it if I double click on the attachment file. I have already saved it. I want to read it as I could do in Outlook Express.
Wow! Did you notice that the last entry in this thread was made in 2007?
Anyhow, TB can only open attachments that have some application registered for the attachment's mime type. For example, if (as is suggested by your reference to Microsoft's "Outlook Express") you are attempting to open a "Word" document, you will need a application (e.g., OpenOffice for "Word") installed on your system, and register the mime type for the document.
You can check and modify you mime associations by clicking on Edit->Preferences and selecting the Applications tab.