Help on Email Parsing
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Mon Feb 23 17:12:14 CET 2004
"dont bother" <dontbotherworld at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> I have been trying to parse emails:
> But I could not find any examples or snippets of
> parsing emails in python from the documentation.
> Google did not help me much too.
> I am trying to understand the module 'email' and the
> functions described there to parse email but seems
> Can anyone help me in locating some pointers or
> snippets on this issue.
> Thanks a Ton
You may want to study the MIME format a
bit first. It's not a particularly simple format.
The final example in the email documentation
seems to be fairly straightforward. The line:
msg = email.message_from_file(fp)
does everything and leaves the result in
memory as objects.
Of course, this is the *new* email package
that is in 2.2.3 and later. I don't believe the
old one was particularly easy to work with.
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