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Handling Multipart MIME types in an e-mail message

Handling Multipart MIME types in an e-mail message

Handling Multipart MIME types in an e-mail message

(OP)
I'm trying to retrieve messages from a POP3 server using the POP3Client module, and display it via the web (web mail, basically). However, when I get a multi-part message (when Outlook Express for instance sends an html message), I can't get it to only display the html chucnk without *major* pattern matching. Is there a module that I can use to parse the entire message and return the correct part of the message? I looked at the MIME::Parser modules, but it looked to only handle parsing to and from files (which doesn't seem very helpful in my case). Is there code that will do this?

Thanks.

John

RE: Handling Multipart MIME types in an e-mail message

You were on the right track with the MIME part but in the whole package of the MIME-tools there is a decoder. Try working with that. You can use the URL below to find it at CPAN. I havn't actually used this yet as I am still working on the POP3 part or at least working with folders anyway. Hope this helps.

http://search.cpan.org/search?dist=MIME-tools

Stanley
webmaster@glass-images.com
Glass Images

RE: Handling Multipart MIME types in an e-mail message

(OP)
Thanks for the help. I've tried the decoder without much luck, though. It creates a zero length file in the main dir (beacuse I don't specify a path to the object), and doesn't do much else. Maybe I just haven't looked at it closely enough yet. I was pretty frustrated with it yesterday.

However, it sounds like we may be working on a lot of the same stuff... perhaps we could collaborate and speed up our development?

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