Is it possible to receive emails through the mail server functionality of Mathematica with email attachments?

  • $\begingroup$ File -> Send Mail $\endgroup$
    – ktm
    May 10, 2019 at 13:32

1 Answer 1


I think you're looking for MailItem and its "Attachments" property.

Connect to a mailserver:

mail = MailServerConnect[]

Get the attachments of the last email:


More, but sparse, information is in the documentation for MailItem.

It's important to note that Mathematica itself is not a mail server and doesn't have the ability to receive mail itself - it can only interact with an existing mail server via IMAP. That existing mail server is the thing that receives mail.


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