Re: File Corruption problem

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Subject: Re: File Corruption problem
Posted by:  Ciaran Costelloe (ccostell…
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004

<salvador.per…> wrote in message
> Hi everybody...
> First of all let me apologize about my english, I know i've to improve it.

Better than my Spanish, and I am going to Spain in a week :-)

> I'm trying to develope an system which permits the automatic
> and also distribuition of documents between the staff of my company using
> email. I choosed the combination of Delphi 7 and Indy 9 as the tool for
> implementation.
> The problem is that, when I try to download emails with huge attachments
> the resultant file is corrupted. I tried sending the PDF documentation of
> indy (arround 27Mb) using MS Outlook 2003.

Since our email system has a 10 MB limit, I tested the Indy 10 encoders and
decoders on a 37 MB PDF file.  It was encoded and subsequently decoded fine.

> After that I tried to download
> using the TIdPop3 component (our server is a MServer 6.5.x). The resultant
> PDF was different than the original and acrobat reader was unable to open
> it. Also made a diff between the two files and i noticed that some lines
> starting with '.' were replaced by '..<rest of the line>'.

This sounds like the PDF attachment was not encoded at all, but sent as
text: this will not work with a PDF.  Make sure Outlook is encoding it as

> Anybody with the same problem? Can somebody help me? Any workarround?

If you still have a problem, can you paste the start of the email here (down
to the first few lines of the attachment)?



In response to

File Corruption problem posted by salvador.per… on Thu, 17 Jun 2004