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By sully ·
Lately when users access their email, they get an attachment listed as "mime.-----". Sometimes there are two or three copies of this "file". When opened they find that this file is a copy of their local directory tree. This is not a constant thing but happens every once in a while. Any ideas?
The system is Dell 450Mhz machines, with NT4.0 on a Novell 4.11 network.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to mime file as email attach ...

You don't say what e-mail system you're using, or what client, but it sounds almost like a virus problem. Any time something comes up displaying the directory tree, and it wasn't intentionally put there. this is a good place to start looking. If that's not the problem, then begin looking at the e-mail configuration on the machines - something isn't configured right in the Internet Mail settings.

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by greg.ahler In reply to mime file as email attach ...

We use Groupwise 5.5 here, and one of the things that confuses our newer users is that we get the same attachement. Actually, in our case, the MIME.882 file is attached to mail that has arrived from the "world", or internet mail. Internal mail does not create that attachment.

As I'm sure we're all aware, MIME is the protocol that is most commonly used to send mail across the internet. It stands for Multipurpose Intermet Mail Extensions, and it is the protocol for sending audio, graphicsor other binaries as attachements. I've told my users to ignore the MIME attachments and treat the mail like any other, only using the attachments that they NEED. I'm sure there are utilities from Novell for Groupwise that allow it to stop displaying those MIME attachements, but my users have pretty much adjusted to seeing it, and pay no attention anymore.

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by Inspectorclave In reply to mime file as email attach ...

Your problem is not uncommon. Some email servers limit users as to the size of the email that they will allow to be sent. In some cases, when the email exceeds the limit, it is encoded in MIME format to reduce the size. To decode this format, youneed to download a MIME decoder. The decoders are shareware and usually add a "Decode" option when you right-click on the downloaded file. Once decoded, it will restore the email to its original format. FYI, the MIME format tends to occur more frequently when users are receiving pictures or large file attachments. Go to www.shareware.com and search for a MIME decoder.

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