Extract Attachments

Extract Attachments

Extracts and saves all attachments from the specified message. Also validates and decrypts the message if appropriate.

Usage

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ExtractAttachments.exe
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Extracts all attachments from an e-mail message.
Supported e-mail formats: .EML (MIME), .MSG (Microsoft Outlook).

The program is a sample for Rebex Mail for .NET component.
For more info, see http://www.rebex.net/mail.net/

Syntax is: ExtractAttachments.exe <mailfile.eml|mailfile.msg>

More info

The sample demonstrates:

  • Loading MailMessage from a local file.
  • Iterating through attachment collection.
  • Saving attachments to the a local file.

The following code snippet is the core of this sample.

C#

// Load mail message from disk
MailMessage mail = new MailMessage();
mail.Load(args[0]);

Console.WriteLine(
    "Message contains {0} attachments.",
    mail.Attachments.Count
);

// If message has no attachments, just exit
if (mail.Attachments.Count == 0)
    return 0;

foreach (Attachment attachment in mail.Attachments)
{
    // Save the file
    Console.WriteLine("Saving '{0}' ({1}).",
        attachment.FileName, attachment.MediaType);
        attachment.Save(attachment.FileName);
}

VB.NET

' Load mail message from disk
Dim mail As New MailMessage
mail.Load(args(0))

Console.WriteLine( _
  "Message contains {0} attachments.", _
  mail.Attachments.Count)

' If message has no attachments, just exit
If mail.Attachments.Count = 0 Then Return 0

Dim attachment As Attachment
For Each attachment In mail.Attachments
    ' Save the file
    Console.WriteLine("Saving '{0}' ({1}).", _
        attachment.FileName, attachment.MediaType)

    attachment.Save(attachment.FileName)
Next attachment

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