parsing emails and saving attached application files

Andrew Gould andrewgould at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 9 23:49:09 CEST 2003


I figured this one out:
 1. Open a file in writing and binary mode.
 2. Decode the payload.
 3. Write the decoded payload to the binary file.

Thanks,

Andrew

--- Andrew Gould <andrewgould at yahoo.com> wrote:
> As a learning exercise I'm trying to parse my email
> messages. (The next step will be to save the
> components in a database.) How do I save attached
> application files separately from the email?
> 
> In the script below, the email message contains some
> text and 2 excel files. Variable payload1a will give
> me the contents of of Book1.xls as a string. How do
> I
> save the contents as an Excel file (rather than a
> text
> file with unreadable content)?
> 
> # begin script
> import email
> 
> msgfile = open('a:/testmsg','r')
> msg = email.message_from_file(msgfile)
> 
> payload1 = msg.get_payload(i=1,decode=0)
> payload1a = payload1.get_payload(i=None,decode=0)
> # end script
> 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Andrew
> 
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