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From "Bill Keese" <>
Subject Re: looking for multipart-mime-handling library
Date Thu, 26 Jun 2003 04:07:45 GMT
For encoding multipart mime messages, there's httpclient's
MultipartPostMethod, but maybe that's tied to http (and also I'm not sure
where the decoding counterpart is)

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From: "Simon Kitching" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2003 11:41 AM
Subject: looking for multipart-mime-handling library

> Hi All,
> I'm looking for code which can handle multipart mime messages, both
> building them and decoding them.
> Currently I am using the javax.mail apis, with the implementation
> downloadable from Sun. However, frankly, the javax.mail API stinks. And
> the implementation isn't much better, as well as being closed-source. In
> fact I've run into a showstopper bug in it which means I'm now looking
> around for any alternative implementations. As a last resort I can
> roll-my-own but I'd rather not.
> Is there any project (apache or otherwise) which provides mime handling
> utilities? I guess there is some in, but it doesn't
> seem to be separated out (not that I've looked deeply yet).
> If there isn't anything around, how would people feel about adding it to
> codec? I think it is a good fit for that project, with the major
> question being whether there is enough demand to make it worth doing...
> Cheers,
> Simon
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