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MIME Encapsulated Files in Email
By Horst Mohr

I want those, who had trouble when receiving MIME encrypted mails, to share my last experience on this subject.

A friend sent me a mail with a MIDI-file added. His mail program is capable of MIME. It encoded the MIDI-file automatically.

My mail reader is UUPC on DOS. I could read the plain text, but not decode the MIDI-file. In the header stands: Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

I got the DOS program MIME64 and did as follows:

Copy the mail into an empty directory giving it the name mail.spb. Give the command: mime64 mail.spb The answer was: Creating _xxxx.mid

Then I loaded -xxxx.mid into my sequenzer program and looked at it, because it was not meant for playing.

That's all, hope it helps somebody, h. m.
mohr@nemeter.dinoco.DE H. Mohr Koelnerstr.49 51515 Kuerten 02268/1561

[ Editor's Note: Horst, It is encouraging to see that a simple
[ procedure can be applied to the saved mail file. I did a quick
[ Web search and discovered a MIME64 program on a mirror of the
[ archive:
[ Is this the right file ?
[ Thanks, Jody

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