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Re: Attachment doubles in size when saved (encoding problem) Henrik Martin Mon Jul 23 12:00:49 2007

Mystery resolved. I was using an old version of mail.jar. I could
swear that I installed the latest one from Sun, but I must have
somehow forgotten to install it. User error.

/Henrik

On Thursday 19 July 2007 22:06, Henrik Martin wrote:

> Thanks for the response. I will look at the methods you mentioned.
> I'm still confused as to why the code works on one machine and not the
> other. I'm even sending the exact same attachment and on one machine
> it gets saved as roughly 8KB and on the other as something like 14KB.
> Both boxes are running Linux, Java 5 (JDK 1.5.0_11), and Tomcat 5.5.20.
> I'm using the latest mail.jar and activation.jar files from Sun's site.
> Do you think that the troublesome box could have an old version of the
> JAF jar file lying around somewhere? Are there any properties files
> involved that I should be looking at? Thanks,
>
> /Henrik
>
> On Thursday 19 July 2007 20:43, Bill Shannon wrote:
>
> > Basically, you're doing the right thing (although you might want to
> > look at the isMimeType and saveFile methods).  You can certainly count
> > how many bytes you write in both cases and compare the numbers, and
> > compare them against the size of the file that you create.  Since you're
> > reading and writing binary data, the charset shouldn't matter.
> >
> > Oh, and if you're at all uncertain about your code, use the msgshow.java
> > demo program to read and save the attachment and compare its results
> > with yours.
> >
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