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Old 10-22-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Mail Processing: Converting Attachment file names

I'm running a blog on posterous.
Some friends of me post messages there via mail, mostly with some PDF attachments. These PDFs are generated mostly on a MAC with Word.
The standard extension of these files is foobar.doc.pdf.
Unfortunately, Posterous ignores attachments with the extension .doc.pdf.

So, I'm looking for some workaround.
For example, I could my web server with some script, which receives these mails, converts the filenames of the attachment in some way and posts the result to my posterous blog.

Therefore I'm looking for some mail processing scripts, which enable me to do so.

Any suggestions?

Old 10-23-2010, 02:13 AM   #2
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I guess it is not posterous ignoring the extension. If you want to give out the content of the pdf file on your website within the other html you have to convert it to html -> this might be helpful
If you just provide a link to the pdfs they should work, or don't they?
Old 10-24-2010, 06:04 AM   #3
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Thanx, j-ray for your advice, but:

Well, this is *exactly* what I don't want do do.
Posterous does the job for me. Thats the reason I'm on posterous.
Just mail some news with arbitrary attachments, Posterous converts the attacments
to Scribd and posts it.
It works just fine for everything (.doc, .ppt, .xls, and many others), but not with
Posterous has it on their bugtracker but I can't wait till they have fixed it.

So again: I'm looking for some tool which does some word processing to some mail and
then forwards the processed mail to some target.

Best regards,


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