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Sending MIME-encoded MAIL Attachments?

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The Question is:

We have a application that creates a report from a basic program.  It then
 mails the report via smtp to a users account.  This creates the report has
 part of the text.  Is there a way to send it the user as a attachment so that
 they can pull it into micro
soft word.

The Answer is :

  See existing discussions of the MIME utility and the SFF mechanism
  here in the Ask The Wizard area.  Additionally, you might also seek
  out the MPACK and MUNPACK Freeware.
  Please see the OpenVMS FAQ discussion of MIME and attachments,
  as well as topics here including (4492), (8678) and (8057).
  An SMTP program is also available in the support database, seek
  "Example-C,C++ SMTP Mail Message Sender With MIME File Attachments"
  using the Natural Language Assistant or other support search tool
  -- look for AskQ within the OpenVMS FAQ for pointers to the Natural
  Language Assistant tool.
  That said, the OpenVMS Wizard would typically use a webserver or an
  FTP server, and allow the client to download the file -- rather than
  using mail protocols as a file delivery service.

answer written or last revised on ( 7-JAN-2004 )

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