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Combine & Decode / Recombine Attachments...

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Partner

#1
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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Pavel A.

#2
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 :((

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Chris

#3
"Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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.
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D
#4
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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Michael Santovec

#5
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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"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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...winston

#6
Look on the Actions menu..

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"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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Partner

#7
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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Michael Santovec

#8
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.

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



"Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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Partner

#9
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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Michael Santovec

#10
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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"Partner" <Partner@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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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...winston

#11
Good info Michael, thanks!

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"Michael Santovec" <michael_santovec@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:usSK$D7vJHA.2376@xxxxxx

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

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