How to read text field containing calendar entry

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  1. jwriter

    jwriter Valued Member

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    When I view an email with a text editor, I see a text field that looks like the following, which appears to be a calendar entry attachment. How can I decode this? Is there some kind of simple utility? I prefer not to use Outlook or Google Mail or any kind of large and complicated application like that. I view all my emails in text mode. Thanks.


    --_000_83CC5ABF9843FB4CBC5BACDECAC4CFBB4B25D7DFUSMLVA0EM13MSXw_
    Content-Type: text/calendar; charset="utf-8"; method=REQUEST
    Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

    QkVHSU46VkNBTEVOREFSDQpNRVRIT0Q6UkVRVUVTVA0KUFJPRElEOk1pY3Jvc29mdCBFeGNoYW5n
    ZSBTZXJ2ZXIgMjAxMA0KVkVSU0lPTjoyLjANCkJFR0lOOlZUSU1FWk9ORQ0KVFpJRDpQYWNpZmlj (snip)
     


  2. jwriter

    jwriter Valued Member

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    I figured it out. You can decode a base64 field using an online decoder such as:

    https://www.base64decode.org/

    When I decode the original attachment I get something like:

    BEGIN:VCALENDAR
    METHOD:REQUEST
    PRODID:Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
    VERSION:2.0
    BEGIN:VTIMEZONE
    TZID:pacific Standard Time
    BEGIN:STANDARD
    DTSTART:16010101T020000
    (snip)

    Hope this is helpful to someone else.
     

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