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Question about email storage in alfresco

Question asked by syberyan on Mar 23, 2009
Latest reply on Jun 19, 2009 by chicco0386
Hi,

I've been looking into the possibility of storing emails in alfresco 3 labs. After setting up the 'inbound mail' feature, I was able to send mails from my outlook client to alfresco.
The first thing I noticed was that when emails are sent in html, I got 2 files in the repository: one in plain text and the other in html format. There would also be 1 extra file per attachment.
And for some mails the content would display like this:


——_=_NextPart_002_01C9ABD2.9BA044BB
Content-Type: text/plain;
   charset="UTF-8"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

YmxhYmxhDQoNCiANCg0KRnJvbTogRHJ1Y2tBc3Npc3RlbnQgDQpTZW50OiBUdWVzZGF5LCBNYXJj
aCAxMCwgMjAwOSAyOjExIFBNDQpUbzogbWFyYy5zdHJvaDINClN1YmplY3Q6IElocmUgUmVjaG51
bmcgenVyIEJlc3RlbGx1bmcgTURBLzA5LTAwMDM0DQoNCiANCg0KVmllbGVuIERhbmsgZsO8ciBJ
aHJlIEJlc3RlbGx1bmchIA0KDQpXaXIgZsO8aHJlbiBJaHJlbiBBdWZ0cmFnLCBkZW4gU2llIGFs
cyBCZW51dHplciBtYXJjLnN0cm9oMiBlcnRlaWx0IGhhYmVuLCB1bnRlciBkZXIgTnVtbWVyIE1E
….

Wouldn't there be a way to:
- create 1 object per received email, which could even be a new space containing all attachments, if there is no other solution
- render all mails in a human readable format

I also found this:
http://forge.alfresco.com/projects/email

What exactly is the purpose of this project? I installed it but didn't notice any difference. Maybe this is already included in Alfresco 3?

Thanks for any help!
Chris

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