Mailbox cleaner on an IMAP basis?

F. GEIGER fgeiger at datec.at
Mon Sep 22 19:11:30 CEST 2003


Hi all!

As I saw Alex Martelli's post about a mbox cleaner based on POP3, I thought,
it could be possible to do that based on IMAP too. That way I could ask the
server for mails having attached EXE files and delete all those mails on the
server. This would save me a lot of traffic over my phone line connection.

But I'm missing one important thing: How do I get the server to tell me
about attachments.

What I've found out so far is how to get at the fields:

r, d = i.fetch(1, "(BODY.PEEK[HEADER.FIELDS])")

Alas, there's no such thing like 'filename' or 'attachments'.

And

r, d = i.fetch(1, "(BODY.PEEK[HEADER.FIELDS (Content-type)])")

doesn't show a file name either.

Any hints?

Best regards
Franz GEIGER









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