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I have some email saved as text files (with attachments embedded).

I can open them with any text reader, but I can't access the attachments.

Do you know any software able lo import such emails?

Update: I'm on win 7 os. I know that attachments are inside the plain text base64 encoded (it's what i meant with "embedded"); I have no idea about the tool used to export them and the files have no extension. What I'm searching for is a tool able to parse them.


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What's the extension of the files? What operating system are you running? – golimar May 8 '13 at 15:59
Emails saved as text don't have "attachments". They have encoded data (usually Base64) included in them that was added as an attachment when it was created. To import, you should open them in the software used to save them, and save the attachment from there. Otherwise, you'll need to parse out the content and convert it back from Base64-encoded to the original binary data. – Ken White May 8 '13 at 17:03
All emails are just blocks of text. Change the file extension to .eml which should open with Outlook, Thunderbird, or just about any other mail client you might have installed. – Sammitch May 14 '13 at 22:26
Nope, was the first thing I tried. Outlook doesn't like it :) – Alex Jun 6 '13 at 15:50

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