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Personal Mail Server - Saving binary attachments

By ACRIzona
Mar 9, 2006
  1. Know of a POP3/SMTP server that will save attachments in their original format ?
    As example, we may receive a FAX (FAX123.TIF) as Email attachment.
    I want to copy it to the fax-processing-system and delete the Email.

    I tried Pegasus/Mercury but it saves everything in plain text files.
    ShareMailPro, SmartMail, and most other generic servers do not have a save-attachments feature.

    Currently reviewing "Email Parser" programs used by the spammers but they are complicated and expensive.
    Any ideas ?
     
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    When you say it saves it as text-files, it is just gibberish right when you open it right?

    If so, what you want is to UUDECODE it to get the original file. There are plenty of programs & libraries to enable you to do this, though which works best with your mailserver, I do not know.

    Good Luck!
     
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