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January 11, 2008 9:08 am

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I saw this tip on the NGWList from Bob Jonkman. In the past, when I have wanted to decode a Base64 encoded part of a Mime message I have used websites like OpinionatedGeek but I saw a tip from Bob that makes life much easier, and it’s able to do a lot more than just decode the text portion of a Mime.  If you save out the Mime.822 with an extension of .b64 you can open it in Winzip to see the content.

So, for example, I had a mail in my mailbox that had a Base64 coded attachment – the attachment was actually a .png.  I saved the Mime and cut out everything from it except the Base64 encoded part, and the begin and end Mime boundaries.  I saved it as mime.b64 and opened it in WinZip – it displays the file in the WinZip interface and I can open it from there.  Pretty cool – I certainly used to have to decode base64 message parts quite often when I was in support.

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  1. By:Bob Jonkman

    Wish there was a WinZIP Cool Solutions site… Love those T-shirts!

    –Bob.

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