• Subject: Re: Email Attachments
  • From: Patrick Townsend <townsend@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jul 1998 17:11:51 -0700
  • Organization: Patrick Townsend & Associates, Inc.

David,

The "TCP/IP Reference" and "AS/400 Electronic Mail Capabilities" books
talk a lot about MIME support. I really think these sections were
written by the marketing department. MIME support is almost non-existent
on V3Rx machines, and minimal on V4Rx machines. The POP3 server will
decode MIME attachments on inbound mail for you, but outbound support
for MIME is atrocious. The AS/400 may be the only modern computing
system system without a decent SendMail and MIME encoding capability. If
you really want to get more into sending MIME attacments on outbound
mail you need to explore the QtmmSendMail API. I think Paul Nicolay has
posted some sample code here previously....

HTH,
Patrick

David A. Murphy wrote:
> 
> This might work for local users, who are the only entries in the system 
>directory,  but it's not much good for mail recipients outside the agency.  We 
>use either Outlook or Exchange as a client and we use the local address books 
>those programs generate. Those programs send MIME attachments by default and 
>have been working fine with our ISP accounts. It's only when going through the 
>AS400 we have problems, so there must be something there I can change or 
>configure since the TCP/IP  reference says that the 400 will send MIME 
>attachments (and it wouldn't lie to me, would it).
> 
> David Murphy
> Information Services Division
> Oregon State Scholarship Commission
> Dmurphy@teleport.com
> (541) 687-7433
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From:   owner-midrange-l@midrange.com  On Behalf Of Pytel, Alexei
> Sent:   Friday, July 10, 1998 3:56 AM
> To:     MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:        RE: Email Attachments
> 
> Look into directory entry (WRKDIRE) for SMTP user you are sending mail
> to.
> Make sure that "preferred address" is set to 3 - "SMTP address".
> This will activate MIME-compliant conversion in AS/400 SMTP code.
> 
>     Best regards,
> 
>           Alexei Pytel
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: David A. Murphy [SMTP:murphy_d@OSCAR.OSSC.STATE.OR.US]
> > Sent: Thursday, July 09, 1998 4:57 PM
> > To:   'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
> > Subject:      Email Attachments
> >
> > We are beginning to use our AS400 as a mail server and in general it
> > seems to work fine except for sending attachments. We receive
> > attachments correctly it appears but recipients sent attachments from
> > us report receiving only garbage.  I sent myself a JPEG file from home
> > and it looked just fine when  I retrieved it at work the next day.
> > But when I sent the same file back to myself  the message was full of
> > junk. It looked as if the binary information of the file had been
> > deposited into the body of the message rather than "attached."
> >
> > We send a quite a few documents, so we really need this to work
> > properly. Can someone point me to a setting to change or offer some
> > suggestions how I might fix this problem? The POP section in the
> > TCP/IP Reference is no help.
> >
> >  David Murphy
> > Information Services Division
> > Oregon State Scholarship Commission
> > David.a.murphy@state.or.us
> >  (541) 687-7433
> >
> >
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