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Sequential RMS Files and Microsoft Compatibility?

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The Question is:

We are using SMTP to send Email from VAX-VMS
to MS-windows it works well but if we try to
send an attached document and open the document
in windows as a TXT or Word documents the format of the document is lost
 including line-feed and carriage return.
By the way we are using MIME to attached the documents.
Can you tell me what we are doing wrong.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS sequential-file record format that most closely matches that
  used on Microsoft Windows platforms is the stream format -- most OpenVMS
  tools and utilities will properly process the various sequential record
  formats, though the default sequential formats tend not to be compatible
  with Microsoft platforms.  See the SET FILE/ATTRIBUTE=RFM=STM command
  and the CONVERT/FDL command, as these commands can be used to establish
  or to produce sequential files of the appropriate stream format.

answer written or last revised on ( 11-APR-2003 )

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