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Old 07-17-2006, 02:33 PM   #1
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Saving Email Attachments

Hello all, first post here, so this may be a newbie question .

I need a command (or script) that will allow me save incoming email attachments without any user input. I do not need to open them, just save them as they are onto the drive.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-17-2006, 03:05 PM   #2
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Where are you planning to get them from? SMTP to your box? POP3 or IMAP from another mail server? Will you also be reading this account with a normal client? If so, which client?
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I'm recieving them from SMTP into this email address's box. But the only purpose this email will serve is to save these files so the email won't be checked with any client at all.
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Are you talking about a POP3 program? if so, describe which- Thunderbird, Pine...
Old 07-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #5
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Consider using Perl. On, there's a module named Email::Folder that reads email from your mbox file, for example, and there's also Email::MIME::Attachment::Stripper.
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Originally Posted by spirit receiver
Made me think of those virtual dancing girls that go on the desktop, those were the days.
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Made me think of those virtual dancing girls that go on the desktop, those were the days.
haha ethics, those are still the days .

Thanks Spirit Reciever, that appears to be exactly what I need, just beginning to set it up.

Thanks all for your responses.


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