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Attaching files to email

In article <3789EA62.4031A218@Unforgettable.com>,
Kenneth C Stahl  <BluesSax@Unforgettable.com> wrote:
>For some reason that I don't understand, sendmail and its workalikes do not
>support attachments.

Really?

>                     Apparently when sendmail was created no one ever thought
>that attachments would be useful so they didn't include that ability and now
>years later everyone fears that if the ability were added it would break the
>basic program.

No, you were right first time.  You don't understand. :-)

I believe sendmail is fully RFC compliant in its MTA-level handling of
attachments.  This is pretty minimal---in an ideal world, MTAs would be
entirely ignorant of attachments, but this isn't an ideal world.  It can
also use attachments when it's acting as a UA; for example, injecting
bounce messages.

Tim.
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From: tjg@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk (Tim J Goodwin)
Newsgroups: alt.unix,alt.unix.geeks,alt.unix.wizards,comp.unix.programmer,comp.unix.shell
Subject: Re: Attaching files to email
Date: 13 Jul 1999 11:55:41 +0100
Organization: University of Leicester, UK
Message-ID: <7mf603$ur7$1@ltpcg.star.le.ac.uk>
References: <fhfi3.4531$U47.95671@dfiatx1-snr1.gtei.net>
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