Download emails with attachment from POP3 with Visual C++

Posted on 2000-03-14
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
Dear Friends,

I already download emails from POP3, but attachments is as a body-part of emails. I want download attachments separatly from email body. How can I do this?

Note for Alex : This mean I want download (read) email body (from POP3 server) seperate from attachment. !!... Not while send it, When I read it. (Not with MAPI, I want it with SMTP/POP3)

Thanks a lot
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Do you means, that you want send EMail
with attached file? See full example in

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In example, that i point out, there is
an example of reading (with help of mapi) message only.
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hi all,

PJ Naughter done a lot for us :

Override the GetBody method searching an extension field
( rfc 822 and 1725

You'll find that extension by filtering your message body.

Example: (From a mail i received)

..... <- header stuff and first part of the mail

--------------XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX                 <- separator for multipart mail
Content-Type: application/x-zip-compressed;            <- the type of file attached
 name=""                                         <- the name of the attached document  :)
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: inline;

2i5OQIuyVLA4 ....               <- binary stuff

The extension could be /x-text, /octet-stream, video/quicktime and so on.

You can find some other by launching explorer -> display -> options -> file type : then you'll find the common extension used on your computer.

Sometime you'll find before your body, it helps to know if there is something attached :

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

in your body.

I hope it help

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