Reading OSX mail attachments
brentj84062 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 15:52:18 CST 2007
I've done something similar with audio clips and those were in base
64 format. A quick base64decode function call should do the trick.
Christa McAuliffe Space Education Center
On Mar 9, 2007, at 9:51 AM, Ken Ray wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 09:55:32 -0500, Tim Ponn wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have a situation where customer orders come to me via email with a
>> photo attachment. It occurred to me that I could use rev to create a
>> db front end that could be pointed at the appropriate mailbox folder
>> and then have it extract each message. Then, each message becomes a
>> record in my db.
>> Extracting the data is a piece o cake. Then I come to the
>> attachment. Apple apparently uses a compression technique to store
>> the image (jpg, bmp, whatever) within each individual message. Has
>> anybody fiddled with reading and displaying these attachments? Any
>> thoughts? Ideas? Laughs? ;=)
> Well, as a last resort you could leave it in Mail, and then use
> AppleScript to get at the message and its attachments. Barring that, I
> haven't had to read embedded mail attachments directly, but I'd assume
> they are either BinHexed or AppleDouble encoded...
> Ken Ray
> Sons of Thunder Software, Inc.
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