email attachment icons

Rashkae ubuntu at
Tue Aug 21 19:59:51 UTC 2007

Jimmy Wu wrote:
> Hi,
> This is kind of a trivial question.
> The other day, I was checking email on my ubuntu machine, and I saw that a
> .doc that someone had emailed me showed up in gmail with a Microsoft Word
> icon next to it.  That kind of ticked me off a little (grrr :-) ) - never
> thought I'd see a microsoft icon on Ubuntu.  Anyone care to explain where
> the icon image came from - it doesn't get embedded in the email, does it?
> Note: the doc opens normally with openoffice (and the proper icon) once I
> save it to my computer.
> Thanks,
> Jimmy

Err, in g-mail, as in, the on-line web based e-mail hosted by google? 
That Icon was provided to your web browser courtesy of gmail.

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