FIX: The Xp_readmail Stored Procedure Only Saves the Text of an Embedded Attachment

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SYMPTOMS

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When the xp_readmail extended stored procedure saves an attachment of type "Message Format(*.msg)", only the body of the attached mail is saved as a text file.

RESOLUTION

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
290211 How to obtain the latest SQL Server 2000 service pack

Hotfix information

The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
  Date         Time   Version         Size             File name
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  08-Feb-2003  05:43                    786,432 bytes  Distmdl.ldf
  08-Feb-2003  05:43                  2,359,296 bytes  Distmdl.mdf
  30-Jan-2003  01:55                        180 bytes  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql
  30-Jan-2003  05:18                    746,470 bytes  Instdist.sql
  30-Jan-2003  01:55                      1,402 bytes  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      90,692 bytes  Msgprox.dll      
  08-Feb-2003  03:53                  1,065,895 bytes  Replmerg.sql
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     221,768 bytes  Replprov.dll     
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     307,784 bytes  Replrec.dll      
  30-Jan-2003  05:18                  1,084,318 bytes  Replsys.sql
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0     176,696 bytes  Sqlmap70.dll     
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      57,920 bytes  Sqlrepss.dll     
  08-Feb-2003  06:41  2000.80.765.0   7,528,529 bytes  Sqlservr.exe     
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      45,644 bytes  Sqlvdi.dll       
  08-Feb-2003  06:40  2000.80.765.0      82,492 bytes  Ssnetlib.dll  				
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains the files may also contain additional files.


This fix works with a registry entry, PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat. If you turn on PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat, SQL Server will save the whole attachment as a "Message Format(*.msg)" file.
Note SQL Server 2005 already contains this fix.

To add and to turn on the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry, use the Registry Editor and locate this registry key:

For a computer with a named instance of SQL Server 2000:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\<Instance Name>\MSSQLServer
For a computer with a default instance of SQL Server 2000:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\MSSQLServer
For a computer with a default instance of SQL Server 2005 or with a named instance of SQL Server 2005:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.X\MSSQLServer

Under the MSSQLServer key, add a DWORD value, and then name it PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat. Set its value data to 1.

Important If you add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2000, and then you upgrade SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005, you must manually add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2005. The SQL Server 2005 Setup program will not add the PreserveAttachedMessageFileFormat registry entry for SQL Server 2005.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.This problem was first corrected in Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4.

Properties

Article ID: 814894 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 9.4
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Developer Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Personal Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000, Workgroup Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (Windows)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
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