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TA5 : creating MSG and EML files

By David @Unica2021-04-14 19:14:35.135Z

In the previous version of ThinkAutomation it was possible to create a MSG file including the attachment. Would it be possible to implement the same functionality in TA5? An EML file has my preference.

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  1. Thomas Parker @mrtopkid2021-04-15 08:42:37.274Z

    Hi David,

    There isn't a dedicated trigger action for this. However this is still possible in one of two ways:

    1. Create your own custom action (though this is the more advanced route since it requires VB / C#). Alternatively we may add this in as a custom action in the future.

    2. See here: . With the send email action, you can set a variable by enabling the 'Dont send email just assign Mime text' option.
      You'd then set the variable by using the 'Assign mime text to'. This will populate the variable. You'd then just need to pass this over to a 'Write Text file' action to save it.

    Let me know if you have any questions.


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      Liam @liam2021-04-15 08:50:24.541Z

      I don't believe there is a way to get an MSG file in TA5. The alternative would be to manually make an EML using the Read/Write Text File action, setting it up like so should work

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        David @Unica2021-04-15 14:00:29.577Z

        Thanks guys. This seems to work fine. Also the attachments are included in the new EML file