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file is damaged and could not be repaired, when emailed the PDF Document

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Hi i have the same problem , that what you have resolved, but it doesn't work for me...

i.e, when i sent a mail from the below code , mail sent but when open it shows "**There was an error in opening this document. the file is damaged and could not be repaired."**

can u please suggest to over come this problem.. and i m using IBM Websphere 8.

please advice ....

thanks alot in advance...

here is the code :

AstLogger logger = AstLogger.getInstance();,"ReportBuilderUtils.sendMail Start....");
boolean flag = false;
try {
javax.naming.InitialContext ctx = new javax.naming.InitialContext();
javax.mail.Session session = (javax.mail.Session) ctx.lookup(AstProps.getInstance().getWebCollectLoginMailSession());

Message msg = new MimeMessage(session);
InternetAddress addressFrom = new InternetAddress(from);, "Report Builder Utils - Email From :" + from);
String log = "";
double tempFilesize=0;
for(String emailId : recipients) {
InternetAddress addressTo = new InternetAddress(emailId);
msg.addRecipient(Message.RecipientType.TO, addressTo);
log += emailId + ",";
}, "Report Builder Utils - Email Recipients :" + log);
// Setting the Subject and Content Type
msg.setSubject(subject);, "Report Builder Utils - Email Subject :" + subject);
msg.setContent(message, "text/plain");
msg.setHeader("Content-Type", "multipart/mixed");
MimeBodyPart mbp1 = new MimeBodyPart();
mbp1.setText(message);, "Report Builder Utils - Email Message :" + message);
mbp1.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(new HTMLDataSource(message)));
Multipart mp = new MimeMultipart();

// constants to handle the large files
tempFilesize = tempFile.length();, "Report Builder Utils - File Size :" +((tempFilesize/(1024*1024))) +"MB.");
System.out.println("ATTACHMENT_SIZE ==>" +ATTACHMENT_SIZE);
if(tempFilesize > ATTACHMENT_SIZE){
flag = false;
return flag;

MimeBodyPart mbp_file = new MimeBodyPart();
mbp_file.setHeader("Content-Type", "application/pdf");
mbp_file.setHeader("Content-Transfer-Encoding", "Base64");
mbp_file.setDataHandler(new DataHandler(new FileDataSource(tempFile)));

System.out.println("Mail Successfully sent to :"+recipients);
// even tried by placing here
// mbp_file.setHeader("Content-Transfer-Encoding", "base64"); base64 is not case-sensitive i hope , i read out on some books
Transport.send(msg);, "Report Builder Utils - Email Send successfully...");
flag = true;
}catch (Exception e) {
StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
PrintWriter pw = new PrintWriter(sw);
logger.error(this.getClass(), sw.toString());
AstLogger.getInstance().info(this.getClass(),"ReportBuilderUtils.sendMailAsAttachment End.");
return flag;

Edited by: 992445 on Mar 7, 2013 4:05 AM


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