Mail and text extraction
nomad*** at ***absamail.co.za
Mon Apr 21 22:07:50 CEST 2003
On Mon, 21 Apr 2003 01:45:55 +0200, Gerhard Häring <gh at ghaering.de>
>* Dino Levy <dino_levy at mindlessSPAM.com> [2003-04-21 01:19 +0200]:
>> I have the following problem:
>> I'm trying to make a script which will connect to POP3 server, print
>> number of mails, print their size and subject, and then will ask the user
>> which mail should be downloaded...
>> So far so good, but I have problem:
>> mail looks like this:
>> Agnell company
>> -Worker Payment
>> Joe Doe 500$
>> Mary Smith 550$
>> Karen Bay 495$
>> -New Employee: Peter Maley
>> some text...
>> some text
>> And all you want to do is to connect to your POP3 server, and download
>> the section called Raises ( for example, two or three lines after the
>> title ), so all you want to do is to download those few lines containing your
>> text... ( ONLY those lines, not the whole e-mail ) [...]
>AFAIK, the POP3 protocol doesn't support downloading parts of emails. To
>my knowledge, you can either download the headers (via TOP) or the body
TOP takes two arguments, the message number (from LIST) and the number
of lines of the body to retrieve (eg TOP 1 1 gives you the headers and
one line of message).
RETR returns the whole rfc*822 message, both headers and body.
Just my 2p.
Wondering of the vast emptyness of the 'net
in search of something cool.
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