How do I read Microsoft Word email attachments in UNIX mail?

UNIX LPL WebMail: Click on the message to read it, then click on the attachment hyperlink (not the diskette or MS Word icons) to view the text version of the attachment.

UNIX Pine: Read the message, use the V and S commands to save the attachment to your UNIX home directory, then use the antiword command to display the saved file in text format (% antiword saved_filename).

UNIX dtmail: Double-click on the message to display it in a window, use the Attachments pull-down menu on the message window to save the attachment to a file, then use the antiword command to display the saved file in text format (% antiword saved_filename).

UNIX mail or mailx command-line: Read the message, use the "s" command to save the message to your UNIX directory, use munpack to extract/convert the attachment, and use antiword to display it in text format.
For example, if you saved the message to "saved_message", you would type the commands given in blue (command output is in green): 

% /opt/sfw/bin/munpack < saved_message
munpack: reading from standard input
Memo_to_Atmospheric_Sciences.do (application/msword)

% antiword Memo_to_Atmospheric_Sciences.do | more
(text of the MS Word attachment appears) 

Accessing antiword: On LPL UNIX machines, the antiword executable is /opt/lpl/bin/antiword, which is in most people's PATH when they login. If you cannot invoke antiword from the command line, type "rehash" and try again. If you still cannot invoke it, edit your ~/.cshrc to add /opt/lpl/bin to your path, or contact the LCS staff to have your login path updated.

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