Sometime you receive an email with an attachment that is carried by mistake directly in the body of the email, and consists of a bunch of garbled characters (see encoding attachments). You can sometimes retrieve the attachments with a decompression program.
Decompression programs can sometimes rescue an inline attachment by carrying out the following process. First, save the whole message as a text file onto your desktop. Then open the text file with a decompression utility like WinZip or Stuffit. Sometimes the utility will recognize the file as a compressed file, and decode the file for you into the original attachment.