Reading Netscape Mail Folders

Tres Seaver tseaver at
Mon Feb 21 21:48:27 CET 2000

In article <38B19FF9.83B98466 at>,
Steve Holden  <sholden at> wrote:
>One of the problems with using Netscape is the inability to save
>message *including attachments* in RFC822 format.  It saves the base
>message, but precious little else, dumping headers and the like
>with gay abandon.
>I realise I could go to the Open Source repository to learn how to decode
>the file format and do the job in C (blerch!).  But I wondered if anyone
>had already done a similar thing in Python?  Seems like many things one
>might require turn out to be already available, or almost, so I thought
>this was worth a try.
> Steve
>"If computing ever stops being fun, I'll stop doing it"

The standard mailbox module opens NS Messenger's mail folder files fine.
I don't know about attachments, though.

Tres Seaver           tseaver at       713-523-6582
Palladion Software

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