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Old 06-21-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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sending html text message with zip file attachment; Content-Type: multipart/mixed

My perl script attempts to send an email message in html
format with a .zip attachment. This runs on linux and the
html part works fine. It's the zip file attachment that I'm having trouble with. Is it something wrong with the way I've set up my boundary? Any ideas? Thanks!

my $boundary = "_boundarystring";
chdir "/tmp";
open ( MAIL, "|/usr/lib/sendmail -t" );

print MAIL <<"END_OF_MAIL";
FROM: $reply_to
REPLY-TO: $reply_to
SUBJECT: $scriptname for $product $env was $success_string
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="$boundary"
Content-Type: text/html
Host: <strong>$te_host</strong><br>
Product: <strong>$product</strong><br>
Environment: <strong>$env</strong><br>
Stats zip file has been created on <strong>$te_host</strong> at:<br>
Content-Type: application/zip
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="$stats_file"
print MAIL `/usr/bin/uuencode $stats_file $stats_file`;
print MAIL "--$boundary--\n";
close MAIL;

The html section is rendered as it should be, but the .zip attachment is not:


Product: FirstSearch

Environment: Active_EnvC

Stats zip file has been created on at:

--_boundarystring Content-Type: application/zip Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64 Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="" begin 644 M4$L#!`H``````(%2QS0````````````````%`!4`,C`P-B]55`D``Y'@AD1: M"YI$57@$`+!AL&%02P,$"@``````05G/-`````````````````@`%0`R,#`V M+S`V+U54"0`#27B11%H+FD15>`0`L&&P85!+`P0*``````"!4L`0`L&&P8:OO56U\ ML\!Z@>;\$I&BU#3#X@(SO934,KW\Y)QDO?RB]`8F]QHF-D;N=5<]4AM9?"Q^ M>2WD@_+;&E@""84I1:7-S#9VALI&=H;J)G9*!G:&!L(-/`%92:FU^2ZI%? M7((N"P!02P,$"@``````0&;(-```````````````
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If you don't mind my asking, why on earth are you sending html e-mail? -- It's a horrible waste of bandwidth & storage, and a nearly 100% indicator of SPAM. Not to menion all the malware that can be associated w/ it. Personally, I generally don't accept it form anyone.


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