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Old 03-21-2014
Mimesender (Perderabo): no attachment in email message

Hello, all,
I have been trying to use what Perderabo has given to send attachment via email., but I am not getting the attachments, what I see on the receiving email system are the attachments contents inside the body of the received email. No attachment icon shows in the received email.
I am on AIX 6.1 and I am issuing the command like:
Code:
mimesender.ksh -t mytarget@abc.com -A example.ksh -D example.txt

And I would expect a blank body email to arrive at mytarget with an attachment named example.txt, instead the email arrives and the listing of example.txt is inside the body of the email preceded by these lines:
Code:
Content-Type: text/plain; name="example.ksh"
  Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="example.txt"

What am I doing wrong?
Please help if you can.
Thanks!
# 2  
Old 03-21-2014
Moderator's Comments:
Mod Comment The code for mimesender can be found here.


Have you tried specifying a body with -b filename.txt ? Even though you want it blank, perhaps specifying a blank file would help. Or one holding a single empty line.

What email client are you using?
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Old 03-21-2014
Thanks,
that was it ..... by putting in -b "" (for email empty body) it works like a charm! The body of the email is empty and I get an attachment showing. Thanks Perderabo, Corona688, and all, you made my day
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Old 03-21-2014
Thanks Corona688. mimesender is supposed to work ok with no body specified and (I think) I remember testing that with Outlook (probably on XP) and with some UA on HP-UX (probably elm). It may be that the UA being used by the OP has a bug and it requires the presence of of a body. It also may be that my very old script is no longer compatible with current email standards.
 
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