Re: [OffTopic] SendMail Attachments? 14:43:19 -0600"

From: d. hall (dhall@APK.NET)
Date: 01/12/98

// thus on Sun, 11 Jan 1998 14:43:19 -0600, Akuma/Chris virtually wrote:

> Ok, I've been wondering, mainly because I can.  How does one go about
> sending ATTACHMENTS via sendmail or any other UNIX based mail program?
> (even pine is fine)

> I've been wondering this for awhile, b/c it's impossible for me to email
> my self my code (via a script or something) AS the message. It causes
> problems on my system at home.

It's not wise to send binaries via email.  The 8th bit is not always
supported by different SMTP servers, which means some email from Europe can
get pretty munged by the time it arrives here.

> I'm just wondering if it's possible.

Depends on the mail client.  Almost every mail client nowadays offers some
sort of MIME support, and there is always the tried and true uuencode, it's
not exactly an attachment, but it makes your binaries safe for email.


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