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Exporting to Outlook .eml format

Wed 1 Dec 2004, 04:13 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
There have been a few inquiries recently from current and prospective customers along the lines of this e-mail from a developer who has worked with our Midas Rich Text LSX a good bit:
I realise that this is a long shot, but I thought I'd ask if the Midas software can transform Rich Text into .eml files?
Of course Midas will do this, but I was having some difficulty understanding why the developer hadn't looked into the Samples view when I remembered how important it was to look through the customers eyes.  The sample in question is called Export to MIME, and it shows exporting to both Outlook .eml format and Internet Explorer .mht format, which are just slightly different MIME files under the covers.  The problem is, the customer isn't looking for exporting to MIME, and may not have a clue that either format is MIME.  The fact that I know it doesn't mean the customer, or potential customer, will make the correct association.

Note to self: Split the sample into two, one called Export to Outlook .EML and the other called Export to IE Web Archive .MHT.

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