Problems decoding and writing mail attachment

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Mon Aug 4 15:08:21 CEST 2003

"edwinek" <edwin at> wrote:

> I've written a script which I use to save attached binary files from
> e-mails to disk. The core is simply:
> decodedfile = bas64.decodestring(attachment)
> fle = open('image.jpg','wb')
> fle.write(decodedfile)
> fle.close
> However, the files written to disk are regularly incomplete, i.e.
> jpg's having a grey bar at the bottom, gif's don't even display, pdf's
> give errors.

> What am I doing wrong here?

chances are that you're not closing the file before using it: try changing
the last line to



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