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Re: [Nmh-workers] Sending Binary Attachments

From: Martin McCormick
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Sending Binary Attachments
Date: Thu, 12 May 2016 14:57:35 -0500

Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
> The simplest way is to run the "attach" command at the WhatNow? prompt.
> This will choose a MIME type and create an set of MIME parameters that
> will be appropriate 95% of the time.
> But all that "attach" really does is add the Attach: header to the
> message; other programs take care of the magic.  You can also add the
> Attach header directly to your message.  The arguments to the Attach
> header are a single filename.  You can have multiple Attach: headers.
> So really, think of the "attach" command and the "Attach" header as
> doing the same thing, because they do.
> The final way is to create mhbuild directives; see mhbuild(1) for more
> detail.  This lets you specify the exact MIME structure of a message.
> This gives you a great amount of control; the downside is you need to be
> relatively knowledgable about MIME if you want to use this functionality
> effectively.  Your question makes me think you probably don't really
> want to use this; I only mention it for the sake of completeness.
> So, in summary: use the "attach" command at WhatNow?, or the Attach:
> header if you want to do something a little more intelligent (like
> Paul Fox's script).

I'd like to thank everybody who provided an answer to this
question. As seldom as I need to send attachments, I was looking
for the easiest way to do this. Thanks for the help.

Martin McCormick

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