• Subject: Re: E-mail attachment
  • From: Scott Klement <klemscot@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 15:50:26 -0500 (CDT)


It sounds like the attachments are encoded with "quoted-printable"
encoding, which is part of the MIME standard.  (an internet standard
for formatting E-mail so that you can do more than just inline text)

You should be able to find full information about quoted-printable
documents here:


If that doesn't tell you everything, you'll probably want to go to 
www.rfc-editor.org and do a search.

I've written routines to decode a quoted-printable document before, but
it was for my own E-mail client, which does not store documents the same
way that OS/400 stores them.   Quoted printable is relatively simple,
though, you shouldn't have too much trouble writing your own.

If you get stuck, let me know and I'll see if I can help.

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Leland, David wrote:

> Does anyone have a routine for retrieving the attachment for an e-mail sent
> to the AS/400?  We have setup an e-mail address to receive a CSV file (as an
> attachment) to our AS/400 - the e-mail gets recieved into
> /qtcptmm/mail/csv_user/.  I'd like a program to be able to read thru the
> e-mail (the e-mail is a file and is usually named something like
> "JW072019.NOT") and copy the attachment and create an actual IFS file from
> it.  When I look at the .NOT file, I can see all the data in there but it
> looks like it's formatted a special way because each line only goes to 64
> characters and then there is usually an equal sign and then it's wrapped to
> the next line.  So, I can't just read it straight in and then write it out.
> Also, I haven't figured out how to know where to start and stop reading.
> Just wondered if anyone had done anything like this yet?
> Thanks,
> Dave

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