Email package and mailbox module
chrisk at nipltd.com
Fri Jan 17 18:01:22 CET 2003
The line I was trying to figure out was:
mbox = mailbox.UnixMailbox(infile,email.message_from_file)
Simple when you realise that Python does the call for you :-)
I believe the word is "Doh!"
Thanks for the pointers guys :-)
Chris Keyes wrote:
> Hi All
> I'm a bit new here so if I've missed any relevant posts please point me
> to them :-)
> I'm currently trying to extract email messages from a mailbox file
> (mailbox module does this fine as long as running on unix).
> I want both the body and the headers (basically to index the contents of
> the message). The RFC822 module will give me the headers and (I think) a
> file type object which is the body (or is it a string)? msg.fp.read()
> But from what I can see the Email module would me a much much better way
> of getting at the contents of the message. I'm just not really sure how
> it works and how to mesh to two together.
> Does anyone know of any good examples I may be able to have a good peer
> at? The factory type object thing kinda confused me. I've really only
> done scripting in python rather than 'propper' coding, so any help here
> would be much appreciated.
> I should also add that I no longer work for NIP but they have kindly
> provided me with a spam protected inbox while I'm finishing my degree.
> This project is the start of my final year project (a mailing list
> Many thanks for your help on this one, you never know I may get back
> into this stuff enough to be able to answer the odd question on here one
> day ;-)
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