FIX: xp_readmail Returns NULL in the attachment Column If the Attachment's Type Is Message Format

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BUG #: 363735 (SHILOH_BUGS)
SYMPTOMS
In SQL Server 2000, the xp_readmail stored procedure returns NULL in the attachment column if the mail message contains an attachment whose type is Message Format (*.msg).
CAUSE
This problem occurs because when a mail message contains an attachment whose type is Message Format, it is marked as embedded and does not have a title. When this configuration occurs, SQL Server 2000 does not know how to continue.
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 hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) 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   -------------------------------------------------------------------   17-Jan-2002  18:45  2000.80.568.0      29,244  Dbmslpcn.dll        30-Aug-2002  11:08                    786,432  Distmdl.ldf   30-Aug-2002  11:08                  2,359,296  Distmdl.mdf   11-Dec-2002  07:50                        180  Drop_repl_hotfix.sql   02-Jul-2002  05:35  2000.80.650.0     107,088  Impprov.dll         19-Jul-2002  06:56                    774,516  Instdist.sql   11-Dec-2002  07:50                      1,402  Inst_repl_hotfix.sql   20-Aug-2002  06:24  2000.80.679.0     111,172  Logread.exe         15-Dec-2002  13:21  2000.80.717.0      90,692  Msgprox.dll         06-Apr-2002  16:08  2000.80.606.0      62,024  Odsole70.dll        02-Jan-2002  15:59                     18,185  Qfe356326.sql   20-Aug-2002  06:47  2000.80.679.0     135,748  Qrdrsvc.exe         26-Aug-2002  12:49  2000.80.679.0     406,088  Rdistcom.dll        03-Oct-2001  15:36                    437,302  Replcom.sql   20-Aug-2002  06:33  2000.80.679.0     152,136  Replmerg.exe        25-Nov-2002  11:43                  1,004,990  Replmerg.sql   15-Dec-2002  13:21  2000.80.717.0     221,768  Replprov.dll        15-Dec-2002  13:21  2000.80.717.0     303,688  Replrec.dll         03-Oct-2001  15:36                    986,906  Replsys.sql   03-Oct-2001  15:36                    881,228  Repltran.sql   26-Aug-2002  12:49  2000.80.679.0     283,208  Rinitcom.dll        16-Sep-2002  12:31                    390,045  Securityhotfix.sql   26-Aug-2002  12:49  2000.80.679.0      28,672  Sqlagent.dll        26-Aug-2002  08:39  2000.80.679.0     311,872  Sqlagent.exe        28-Aug-2002  06:32  2000.80.679.0      49,152  Sqlagent.rll   26-Aug-2002  12:49  2000.80.679.0      53,824  Sqlcmdss.dll        28-Aug-2002  06:40  2000.80.679.0      12,288  Sqlcmdss.rll   14-Jan-2003  11:39  2000.80.725.0     172,600  Sqlmap70.dll        14-Jan-2003  11:39  2000.80.725.0   7,479,377  Sqlservr.exe        01-Nov-2002  08:56  2000.80.698.0      45,644  Sqlvdi.dll          17-Jan-2002  18:45  2000.80.568.0      29,244  Ssmslpcn.dll        19-Dec-2002  14:55  2000.80.719.0      82,492  Ssnetlib.dll        02-Jan-2003  10:12  2000.80.722.0      25,148  Ssnmpn70.dll        06-Apr-2002  16:08  2000.80.606.0      70,208  Xplog70.dll         06-Apr-2002  16:08  2000.80.606.0      53,828  Xpqueue.dll         06-Apr-2002  16:08  2000.80.606.0     156,228  Xprepl.dll          11-Jul-2002  15:00  2000.80.658.0     279,104  Xpstar.dll          16-Sep-2002  13:12  2000.80.686.0      98,872  Xpweb70.dll 
Note Because of file dependencies, the most recent hotfix or feature that contains these files may also contain additional files.

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.
MORE INFORMATION
After you apply this hotfix, if you receive a mail message that has an attachment whose type is Message Format, the attachment is saved with a .tmp file name extension. The saved copy is actually the original .msg file that has been reformatted as a text document.

For additional information about another hotfix that permits you to save an attachment whose type is Message Format, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
814894 FIX: The Xp_readmail Stored Procedure Only Saves the Text of an Embedded Attachment
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Article ID: 813412 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:16:37 - Revision: 11.3

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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