Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

How E-Mail sends binary attachments (such as .exe files) ?

Posted on 2014-02-05
1
Medium Priority
?
332 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-08
Hi,

What kind of a encoding does E-Mails use when sending binary attachments ? Is it base64 encoding ?

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:rpgeegange
1 Comment
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
Sasha Kranjac earned 2000 total points
ID: 39835858
Yes, it is base64 although SMTP supports other encodings such as quoted-printable and 7bit.
Take a look at binary-to-text encoding list on Wikipedia for other encoding types.
0

Featured Post

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Phishing attempts can come in all forms, shapes and sizes. No matter how familiar you think you are with them, always remember to take extra precaution when opening an email with attachments or links.
Sometimes clients can lose connectivity with the Lotus Notes Domino Server, but there's not always an obvious answer as to why it happens.   Read this article to follow one of the first experiences I had with Lotus Notes on a client's machine, my…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
This video shows how to quickly and easily deploy an email signature for all users in Office 365 and prevent it from being added to replies and forwards. (the resulting signature is applied on the server level in Exchange Online) The email signat…
Suggested Courses

971 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question