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    How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    How can I extract and save only the music that is embedded in the body of an e-mail? The music starts playing automatically when I preview or open the e-mail.
    Robert Storms

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    Assuming it is an HTML-format message, try this: view the source code (File>Properties>Details>Message Source) and see if you can find the link. Most likely it is pulling from the web and is not embedded, and if you find the link, you can figure out a way to download it (e.g., if it's a WAV file).

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    Thanks for the reply. The e-mail apparently is in HTML format because there are also animated images in the e-mail. I tried your suggestion and found nothing. The music is not pulling from the web, because it still plays when I'm disconnected. If you like, I can forward the e-mail to you.

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    There a few different tricks. Please send it to me and also let me know just the domains of your e-mail accounts if you have multiples.

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    For those that may be curious, Robert sent me the mail to my Juno account and I was able to extract it simply by forwarding it or adding it to the drafts folder then yanking it back out. In either case, an attachment is created of the sound file that can then be saved locally. The music was an embedded MIDI (.mid) file.

    Robert, however, uses OE6. I tried the same maneuver in OE6 myself, but without success. Many e-mail clients or web accounts will behave in the fashion as does Juno, both premium and free.

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    So this means Outlook Express cannot extract an embedded sound, only other email programs can do it?

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    Hi, Jude ~

    In this instance I was unable to extract it from OE, so I forwarded it to another of my accounts outside of OE and saved the resulting sound file attachment easily. There have been a few instances where I have been able to extract the sound from OE and would speculate that it might depend on just how the sound source is coded into the HTML document and also on how it may be handled during mail relay.

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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    <img src=/S/hello.gif border=0 alt=hello width=25 height=29> Bruce

    Wow!!!

    I am trying to deal with embedded images in Outlook 2003.

    I do have Juno, Oh Boy am I so lucky.

    And I have Outlook Express ?? I don't know where to find the Outlook Express .EXE but I am running Windows 2000 pro, patched up.

    I know if I e-mail it to Juno, it will become an attachment, but Juno does not support VBA, so that would mean two round trips, and Juno is only 2MB space so I have to do this multiple times.

    Any suggestions?

    Wassim
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    Re: How To Save Music Embedded In E-Mail? (OE 6.0.2800.1106)

    Hi, Wassim ~

    What are you trying to do...save images?

    You may find OE as msimn.exe at C:Program FilesOutlook Express.

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