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Decode Outlook Express Attachment

Posted on 2003-10-27
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Hello.
How I can decode an attachment file from Outlook Express format to it true format. (For example test.zip was atteched to the mail. How I can decode this file from Outlook Express format to zip format).
Thank you.
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Question by:Restlin
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R,

All email attachments are MIME encoded or UUEncoded. Have a look on the Indy Misc tab at the decoder components available there.
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I know that the Outlook Express format for emails is exactly the same as what the TidMessage component (Indy) uses. You could drag&drop an email out OE into some folder and then use idMessage.LoadFromFile() to load it including all attachments. The Indy component will give you easy access to them.
Now, about getting the emails directly from OE, well... I don't know. But as the_edge said, take a look at the Indy components. TidMessage is just a part of them.

However, Outlook (bigger brother of OE) uses a different file format for emails that's not compatible with OE. If you also have to use Outlook then you have a bigger problem.
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Thank you for your answers.
I will look Indi source code.
But I need more information about internal structure Outlook Express and (as it deffer from OE) Outlook file format.
Can you help me?
Thank you.
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