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.
email@example.com.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
[ hobbes.nmsu.edu archive:
[ Is this the right file ?
[ Thanks, Jody