Click here to Skip to main content
14,769,302 members
Articles » Languages » C# » Utilities
Article
Posted 5 Oct 2005

Stats

872.1K views
7.6K downloads
116 bookmarked

Advanced MIME Parser/Creator/Editor

Rate me:
Please Sign up or sign in to vote.
4.91/5 (65 votes)
5 Oct 2005
An advanced MIME parser/creator/editor application.

Introduction

This article provides an advanced MIME editor. You can use it for parsing email messages, changing messages and for creating new email messages. It supports creation of complex messages with nested MIME entities. For more info, see help file: LumiSoft.Net.Mime namespace.

Message examples

Simple message:

//--- Beginning of message
From: sender@domain.com
To: recipient@domain.com
Subject: Message subject.
Content-Type: text/plain

Message body text. Bla blaa
blaa,blaa.
//--- End of message

In simple message, the MainEntity is the whole message.

Message with attachments:

//--- Beginning of message
From: sender@domain.com
To: recipient@domain.com
Subject: Message subject.
Content-Type: multipart/mixed; boundary="multipart_mixed"

--multipart_mixed    /* text entity */
Content-Type: text/plain

Message body text. Bla blaa
blaa,blaa.
--multipart_mixed    /* attachment entity */
Content-Type: application/octet-stream

attachment_data
--multipart_mixed--
//--- End of message

Here MainEntity is the multipart_mixed entity, and the text and attachment entities are child entities of MainEntity.

Using the code

Parsing example:

Mime m = Mime.Parse("message.eml");
// Do your stuff with mime

Creating a new simple message:

Mime m = new Mime();
MimeEntity mainEntity = m.MainEntity;
// Force to create From: header field
mainEntity.From = new AddressList();
mainEntity.From.Add(new MailboxAddress("dispaly name","user@domain.com"));
// Force to create To: header field
mainEntity.To = new AddressList();
mainEntity.To.Add(new MailboxAddress("dispaly name","user@domain.com"));
mainEntity.Subject = "subject";
mainEntity.ContentType = MediaType_enum.Text_plain;
mainEntity.ContentTransferEncoding = ContentTransferEncoding_enum.QuotedPrintable;
mainEntity.DataText = "Message body text.";

m.ToFile("message.eml");

Creating a message with text and attachments:

Mime m = new Mime();
MimeEntity mainEntity = m.MainEntity;
// Force to create From: header field
mainEntity.From = new AddressList();
mainEntity.From.Add(new MailboxAddress("dispaly name","user@domain.com"));
// Force to create To: header field
mainEntity.To = new AddressList();
mainEntity.To.Add(new MailboxAddress("dispaly name","user@domain.com"));
mainEntity.Subject = "subject";
mainEntity.ContentType = MediaType_enum.Multipart_mixed;

MimeEntity textEntity = mainEntity.ChildEntities.Add();
textEntity.ContentType = MediaType_enum.Text_plain;
textEntity.ContentTransferEncoding = ContentTransferEncoding_enum.QuotedPrintable;
textEntity.DataText = "Message body text.";

MimeEntity attachmentEntity = mainEntity.ChildEntities.Add();
attachmentEntity.ContentType = MediaType_enum.Application_octet_stream;
attachmentEntity.ContentDisposition = ContentDisposition_enum.Attachment;
attachmentEntity.ContentTransferEncoding = ContentTransferEncoding_enum.Base64;
attachmentEntity.ContentDisposition_FileName = "yourfile.xxx";
attachmentEntity.DataFromFile("yourfile.xxx");
// or
attachmentEntity.Data = your_attachment_data;

License

This article has no explicit license attached to it but may contain usage terms in the article text or the download files themselves. If in doubt please contact the author via the discussion board below.

A list of licenses authors might use can be found here

Share

About the Author

Ivar Lumi
Estonia Estonia
No Biography provided

Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralA little bug again Pin
flatch13-Dec-05 0:54
Memberflatch13-Dec-05 0:54 
GeneralRe: A little bug again Pin
Ivar Lumi13-Dec-05 8:22
MemberIvar Lumi13-Dec-05 8:22 
QuestionA little bug? Pin
flatch7-Nov-05 16:43
Memberflatch7-Nov-05 16:43 
AnswerRe: A little bug? Pin
Ivar Lumi7-Nov-05 20:45
MemberIvar Lumi7-Nov-05 20:45 
GeneralWhy not use the message in smtp_Client.send Pin
cegerber14-Oct-05 9:22
Membercegerber14-Oct-05 9:22 
GeneralRe: Why not use the message in smtp_Client.send Pin
Anonymous14-Oct-05 10:09
MemberAnonymous14-Oct-05 10:09 
GeneralRe: Why not use the message in smtp_Client.send Pin
cegerber14-Oct-05 11:58
Membercegerber14-Oct-05 11:58 
GeneralRe: Why not use the message in smtp_Client.send Pin
Ivar Lumi14-Oct-05 22:13
MemberIvar Lumi14-Oct-05 22:13 
GeneralYep, it cool. I see now you support inline message Pin
Polox12-Oct-05 22:05
MemberPolox12-Oct-05 22:05 
GeneralRe: Yep, it cool. I see now you support inline message Pin
Ivar Lumi12-Oct-05 22:18
MemberIvar Lumi12-Oct-05 22:18 
GeneralRe: Yep, it cool. I see now you support inline message Pin
Polox12-Oct-05 22:23
MemberPolox12-Oct-05 22:23 
GeneralAre you support inline messase.... Pin
Polox12-Oct-05 14:59
MemberPolox12-Oct-05 14:59 
GeneralRe: Are you support inline messase.... Pin
Ivar Lumi12-Oct-05 21:45
MemberIvar Lumi12-Oct-05 21:45 
General10x! Pin
flatch10-Oct-05 17:05
Memberflatch10-Oct-05 17:05 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
Ivar Lumi10-Oct-05 20:37
MemberIvar Lumi10-Oct-05 20:37 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
flatch10-Oct-05 20:48
Memberflatch10-Oct-05 20:48 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
Ivar Lumi10-Oct-05 21:10
MemberIvar Lumi10-Oct-05 21:10 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
flatch10-Oct-05 21:36
Memberflatch10-Oct-05 21:36 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
Ivar Lumi10-Oct-05 21:41
MemberIvar Lumi10-Oct-05 21:41 
GeneralRe: 10x! Pin
Ivar Lumi11-Oct-05 1:54
MemberIvar Lumi11-Oct-05 1:54 
GeneralExamples available Pin
Ivar Lumi10-Oct-05 6:16
MemberIvar Lumi10-Oct-05 6:16 
GeneralSUN Java version also available Pin
Ivar Lumi6-Oct-05 7:03
MemberIvar Lumi6-Oct-05 7:03 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.