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Posted: June 30th, 2011, 3:50 am
by Earb
I have been trying to email a bcard file from my mac with no success. Outlook wants to compress the file and when it is received at the other end it come as a folder with a pdf. I have tried using hotmail but it just ghosts the bcard so I can't select it as an attachment. Any ideas?

Posted: June 30th, 2011, 4:02 am
by Nick
Hi Earb,

Compress the bcard file before emailing it. Right-click on it and choose the Compress option.

One who receives your file will need to decompress it. On Mac it can be done by double-clicking on the file.


Posted: July 6th, 2011, 2:00 am
by Earb
Thanks for the advice Nick. Unfortunately, I still can't get it to work. Originally I was allowing Outlook to automatically compress my file but I took your advice and compressed them before I emailed them. I still have the same problem at the receiving end. Both of us have the appropriate software but when the files are uncompressed we are just getting a folder with a PDF and a few other files (not the original bcard file).

Posted: July 6th, 2011, 5:19 am
by Jean-Jacques Boutaud
Hi Earb
This folder is the actual BCC document: a special kind of folder called "package".
Normally, you don't see it as a folder but as a document.
Verify if its name has the correct extension (.bcard) and add it if necessary.
Does it make a difference?

Posted: July 15th, 2011, 8:12 am
by Nick
If BCC is installed on the computer that receives your email, the file will look as a single file because the operating system associates the document with a certain application. Otherwise the document looks in the Finder as a folder with some content. Without BCC you cannot open a .bcard document.