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RE: Sniffing email attachments
From: Bill Higgins <bill.higgins () autodesk com>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 08:45:22 -0700

Attachments are Mime encoded, so you should be able to find the area within the encoding, extract that, and run it 
through a mime decoder.



-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of sfmailsbm () gmail com
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2009 5:06 AM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Sniffing email attachments

Hi List,
We all know about sniffing email traffic which is unencrypted (both SMTP traffic and MAPI traffic - MS Exchange Server)

The mail body can be easily accessed from the network dumps, however what about the attachments in the email. is there 
an *easy* way/tool to reconstruct email attachments from the network dump?

thanks all for ur valuable feedback

Regards,
Ronish



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