Procmail Decoding Mime Messages

Ryan Frederick ryanrfrederick at
Wed Apr 24 21:51:49 UTC 2013

Forgot to cc the list.

On 04/24/2013 04:47 PM, Ryan Frederick wrote:
> I believe mimencode is in ports as converters/mmencode. It is also
> included as part of mail/metamail.
> Ryan
> On 04/24/2013 04:07 PM, Martin McCormick wrote:
>>     Is there a filter that one can run in procmail in which
>> base64 encoded data go in and text comes out so one can allow
>> procmailrc to do its work?
>>     I use bogofilter to filter spam and it does a very good
>> job after one builds a core of spammishness, but legitimate
>> messages are often-times filled with base64 sections that look
>> like garbage to the regular expressions that one puts in
>> .procmailrc for sorting mail.
>>     When searching for information, I found something called
>> mimencode which both encodes and decodes these attachments, but
>> there is no FreeBSD port called mimencode so it occurred to me
>> that some other application might exist which is in the ports
>> that does basically the same thing.
>>     Is there anything which will take a raw email message
>> and spit out linear strings which can be processed like normal
>> text?
>>     Thank you.
>> Martin McCormick
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