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  1. #1


    Partner Guest

    Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in that
    way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    Explorer at once.
    Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    Thanks in advance for your help,
    Partner

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  3. #2


    Pavel A. Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Partner wrote:

    > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in that
    > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    > Explorer at once.
    > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > Partner
    Looks like the chance to get combine/decode feature working is slim.
    Because, Thunderbird doesn't have it, and the
    Live apps team just blindly goes after that poor, linuxy design (

    -- pa

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  4. #3


    Chris Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...


    "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx

    > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in
    > that
    > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    > Explorer at once.
    > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > Partner
    >
    same same.
    --
    Chris


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  5. #4


    Dave Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Do you mean email or newsgroup messages?


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    "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx

    > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in
    > that
    > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    > Explorer at once.
    > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > Partner

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  6. #5


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Works the same way in Windows Live Mail.

    The only difference is that it's called Recombine Attachments and it's
    under the ACTIONS menu.

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    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx

    > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in
    > that
    > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on
    > Microsoft
    > Explorer at once.
    > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > Partner


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #6


    ...winston Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Look on the Actions menu..

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    ...winston
    ms-mvp mail

    "Pavel A." <pavel_a@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:OZASMS1uJHA.528@xxxxxx

    > Partner wrote:

    >> With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    >> attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in that
    >> way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    >> Explorer at once.
    >> Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    >> Thanks in advance for your help,
    >> Partner
    >
    > Looks like the chance to get combine/decode feature working is slim.
    > Because, Thunderbird doesn't have it, and the
    > Live apps team just blindly goes after that poor, linuxy design (
    >
    > -- pa

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  8. #7


    Partner Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    I'm talking newsgroups.
    According with the anwers, seems like nobody has been using this feature
    recently in WLM.
    I used a lot in OE, and works fine, but now when try to Recombine
    Attachments and/or Combine & Decode in WM, what I get from that is a new
    message with just one attachment.
    I don't know if there is a setup problem to fix that, but my computer is an
    Intel Dual Core with 64 bits, and 4GHZ.
    Thanks,

    "Dave" wrote:

    > Do you mean email or newsgroup messages?
    >
    >
    > --
    > Windows 7 beta
    > http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    > http://download.live.com/wlmail
    >
    >
    > "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx

    > > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages with
    > > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included, in
    > > that
    > > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on Microsoft
    > > Explorer at once.
    > > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > > Partner
    >
    >

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  9. #8


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Are you combining the parts of what was a single original message (part
    1 of x, part 2 of x, etc.) or several independent messages?

    The recombine is not intended for the latter. It MIGHT work if all the
    messages used Uuencode. It won't work if any of the messages use MIME
    The same limitation applies to OE.

    --

    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A4C6D6F3-1EE5-44B5-BAAE-3D01C79F1C76@xxxxxx

    > I'm talking newsgroups.
    > According with the anwers, seems like nobody has been using this
    > feature
    > recently in WLM.
    > I used a lot in OE, and works fine, but now when try to Recombine
    > Attachments and/or Combine & Decode in WM, what I get from that is a
    > new
    > message with just one attachment.
    > I don't know if there is a setup problem to fix that, but my computer
    > is an
    > Intel Dual Core with 64 bits, and 4GHZ.
    > Thanks,
    >
    > "Dave" wrote:
    >

    >> Do you mean email or newsgroup messages?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Windows 7 beta
    >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >> http://download.live.com/wlmail
    >>
    >>
    >> "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx

    >> > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages
    >> > with
    >> > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included,
    >> > in
    >> > that
    >> > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on
    >> > Microsoft
    >> > Explorer at once.
    >> > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    >> > Thanks in advance for your help,
    >> > Partner
    >>
    >>

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  10. #9


    Partner Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    Your approach sounds more logical, but I swear you, I'm able to do on OE. I
    try to recombine several independent messages, and I got as a result just one
    attachment.

    "Michael Santovec" wrote:

    > Are you combining the parts of what was a single original message (part
    > 1 of x, part 2 of x, etc.) or several independent messages?
    >
    > The recombine is not intended for the latter. It MIGHT work if all the
    > messages used Uuencode. It won't work if any of the messages use MIME
    > The same limitation applies to OE.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
    >
    >
    >
    > "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:A4C6D6F3-1EE5-44B5-BAAE-3D01C79F1C76@xxxxxx

    > > I'm talking newsgroups.
    > > According with the anwers, seems like nobody has been using this
    > > feature
    > > recently in WLM.
    > > I used a lot in OE, and works fine, but now when try to Recombine
    > > Attachments and/or Combine & Decode in WM, what I get from that is a
    > > new
    > > message with just one attachment.
    > > I don't know if there is a setup problem to fix that, but my computer
    > > is an
    > > Intel Dual Core with 64 bits, and 4GHZ.
    > > Thanks,
    > >
    > > "Dave" wrote:
    > >

    > >> Do you mean email or newsgroup messages?
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Windows 7 beta
    > >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    > >> http://download.live.com/wlmail
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx
    > >> > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages
    > >> > with
    > >> > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments included,
    > >> > in
    > >> > that
    > >> > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on
    > >> > Microsoft
    > >> > Explorer at once.
    > >> > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    > >> > Thanks in advance for your help,
    > >> > Partner
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >

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  11. #10


    Michael Santovec Guest

    Re: Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

    I just did some testing using the latest versions of both OE6 and WLM on
    XP SP3. (I would expect the same results for WLM on Vista or Windows
    7.)

    I took 4 messages each in Plain Text and each with one attachment. Two
    messages used Uuencode and two used MIME. (Any message using HTML
    format has to use MIME.)

    I got identical results with both programs.

    When either MIME message was first, only the attachment from that
    message appeared after combining.

    When either Uuencode message was first, both Uuencoded attachments
    appeared after combining, but neither MIME attachment.

    This is all as would be expected. MIME messages have a specific
    structure where boundary lines identify where the various parts of the
    message start and stop, such as attachments. Combining two independent
    MIME messages (or MIME with Uuencode) results in MIME nonsense. If a
    MIME message is first, that part makes sense, but everything after that
    would be ignored since it falls after the boundary that indicates end of
    message.

    Uuencoded messages have no structure. Attachments are just so much text
    that can appear anywhere in the message interspersed with other text,
    although normally they would be at the end. If a Uuencoded message is
    first, then the mail program looks for Uuencoded attachments and can
    find them anywhere in the message. Any MIME attachments (which actually
    use Base64 encoding) would be ignored since they would not be expected
    in a Uuencoded message.


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    Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm



    "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:5EAA8A55-548B-4E4E-98AF-A61B6EC11CB9@xxxxxx

    > Your approach sounds more logical, but I swear you, I'm able to do on
    > OE. I
    > try to recombine several independent messages, and I got as a result
    > just one
    > attachment.
    >
    > "Michael Santovec" wrote:
    >

    >> Are you combining the parts of what was a single original message
    >> (part
    >> 1 of x, part 2 of x, etc.) or several independent messages?
    >>
    >> The recombine is not intended for the latter. It MIGHT work if all
    >> the
    >> messages used Uuencode. It won't work if any of the messages use
    >> MIME
    >> The same limitation applies to OE.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Mike - http://pages.prodigy.net/michael_santovec/techhelp.htm
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> news:A4C6D6F3-1EE5-44B5-BAAE-3D01C79F1C76@xxxxxx

    >> > I'm talking newsgroups.
    >> > According with the anwers, seems like nobody has been using this
    >> > feature
    >> > recently in WLM.
    >> > I used a lot in OE, and works fine, but now when try to Recombine
    >> > Attachments and/or Combine & Decode in WM, what I get from that is
    >> > a
    >> > new
    >> > message with just one attachment.
    >> > I don't know if there is a setup problem to fix that, but my
    >> > computer
    >> > is an
    >> > Intel Dual Core with 64 bits, and 4GHZ.
    >> > Thanks,
    >> >
    >> > "Dave" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Do you mean email or newsgroup messages?
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >> Windows 7 beta
    >> >> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
    >> >> http://download.live.com/wlmail
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> "Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >> >> news:F21E27D1-4FC6-4C39-8915-A1F4296A14FC@xxxxxx
    >> >> > With Outlook Express when I combine and decode multiple messages
    >> >> > with
    >> >> > attachments, I get a new message with all the attachments
    >> >> > included,
    >> >> > in
    >> >> > that
    >> >> > way I will be able to save all the attachments in a folder on
    >> >> > Microsoft
    >> >> > Explorer at once.
    >> >> > Is it a way to do this on Windows Live Mail and/or Windows Mail?
    >> >> > Thanks in advance for your help,
    >> >> > Partner
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >>
    >>

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