reading Unix mailbox

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Wed Apr 16 14:57:37 CEST 2003


    Alessio> I am using Python2.3 alpha and I thought there was something
    Alessio> updated to iterate over the messages of a mailbox in mbox
    Alessio> format, but the next() method still return a deprecated RFC822
    Alessio> message object reference, am I wrong? Is there a way to read
    Alessio> mailboxes in mbox format but iterating over MIMEMessages?

Try:

    from spambayes import mboxutils
    mbox = mboxutils.getmbox("somefile")
    for msg in mbox:
        do_stuff(msg)

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