[FRPythoneers] MIME attachment conversion and email module question

Rob Riggs rob at pangalactic.org
Fri Jan 24 13:17:43 MST 2003

I don't think OE's MIME functionality is broken.  Does the attachment 
display properly in other email clients?  What do your MIME headers look 

What do you mean exactly by MIME conversion? Are you talking base64 
encoding? If so, then Python has a base64 module that might prove useful.

It might be helpful to see the code you are using.  I've done a lot of 
work with generating MIME messages with Python, but not with the email 


Erick Bodine wrote:

>I am involved in testing an email server product and am sending large
>amounts of email+attachment in the course of that testing.  I have found
>that MIME conversion of large attachments (1-10MB) is expensive in terms
>of cpu time, is there any way to do the conversion ahead of time?  
>I am sending email+attachment using the email module to construct the
>message.  When the email is opened in Outlook Express, the size of the
>message is correct, but the attachment does not show.  I am assuming
>this is because of broken MIME functionality in Outlook Express,
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