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Old 01-24-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
alan_h404
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reading multipart mime emails


Hello all

I occasionally get sent multipart mime email attachements from Outlook express - I'm sure they could alter something at their end, but is there a way of reading/decoding these in Linux. All I get is something like the following.

Quote:
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 12:23:35 -0000
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary="----=_NextPart_000_0008_01C5007D.57317C20"
X-Priority: 3
X-MSMail-Priority: Normal
X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2800.1437
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1441

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

------=_NextPart_000_0008_01C5007D.57317C20
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
boundary="----=_NextPart_001_0009_01C5007D.57317C20"


------=_NextPart_001_0009_01C5007D.57317C20
Content-Type: text/plain;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Here we go! Courses and workshops attached
------=_NextPart_001_0009_01C5007D.57317C20
Content-Type: text/html;
charset="iso-8859-1"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML><HEAD>
<META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; =
charset=3Diso-8859-1">
<META content=3D"MSHTML 6.00.2800.1479" name=3DGENERATOR>
<STYLE></STYLE>
</HEAD>
<BODY bgColor=3D#b8b8b8>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Here we go! Courses and workshops=20
attached</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

------=_NextPart_001_0009_01C5007D.57317C20--

------=_NextPart_000_0008_01C5007D.57317C20
Content-Type: application/msword;
name="jan.courses.doc"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="jan.courses.doc"
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etc spread over 2 emails.
I can't read this in Yahoo webmail either

Any info about what this actually is would be greatfully appreciated?
Thanks for your help

Alan
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:00 AM   #2
secesh
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multipart/mime is a method of attaching external documents to e-mail... notice the attachment jan.courses.doc

-- you need somthing that can read MS doc files to get that open... usually you can save attachments to disk, then open with whatever can handle the file type.
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:09 AM   #3
alan_h404
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Thanks for your reply

The thing is there is no attachment which I can save. It's pasted into the bodies of the 2 emails starting

Content-Disposition: attachment;
filename="jan.courses.doc"

0M8R4KGxGuEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAPgADAP7/CQAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABAAAALwAAAAAAAAAA
EAAAMQAAAAEAAAD+////AAAAAC4AAAD/////////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Do you think I could copy and paste all the "code" into a text file and change the name to "jan.courses.doc" it would work (I'm surprised it works on the senders windows machine as it has 2 "."s in the name!)?

Thanks again

Alan
 
Old 01-24-2005, 11:13 AM   #4
secesh
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it looks like the sender has told outlook/OE to split e-mails larger than xKb. I'm not sure how to rejoin them (when not using outlook/OE on the receiving end)... if nobody else jumps on this, i'll look it up later...
 
  


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