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0 size attachments in mbox import

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I'm working with an email account which was exported as mbox files from Outlook using the drag and drop method on a Mac. Files at first appeared to import into ePADD 7 fine, but it appears that all attachments are 0 length files. When I look at the mbox files in a text editor, I can see the attachment content in base64, with a header like:

Content-type: image/png; name="Melbourne roundtable - April 2019.png";
Content-disposition: inline;
filename="Melbourne roundtable - April 2019.png"
Content-transfer-encoding: base64

In the reports, I can see some error messages like:

  1. Dirty message part, has conflicting message part headers.C:\Users\lglanville\new_acq\data\Pacific.mbox Message# 51
  2. Ignoring attachment for C:\Users\lglanville\new_acq\data\Pacific.mbox Message #51: java.lang.RuntimeException at edu.stanford.muse.util.Util.ASSERT( at edu.stanford.muse.datacache.BlobStore.remove( at edu.stanford.muse.datacache.BlobStore.add( at at at at at at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(Unknown Source) at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$ Source) at Source)

Any idea what might be happening here?

asked Apr 5 by lglanville (240 points)

1 Answer

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I suggest you try other means to migrate Outlook messages to mbox format.

answered Apr 6 by Peter_Chan (2,770 points)
ePADD is a software package developed by Stanford University's Special Collections & University Archives that supports archival processes around the appraisal, ingest, processing, discovery, and delivery of email archives.