Simple Python script to read and output MailBox body to a file

Eric S. Johansson esj at
Sun Jun 6 16:50:25 CEST 2004

William Park wrote:

> Chuck Amadi <chuck at> wrote:
>>Has anyone got a simple python script that will parse a linux  mbox
>>and create a large file to view .
> "Create a large file to view"?  Care to elaborate?

I've sent him a working example that disassembles mailboxes in both mbox and maildir form.  Personally, I'm now scouting around for code that will let you delete and expunge messages from an mbox mailbox.  I fear I need to pull my thumb out and expand the mailbox module to handle writing as well.  mbox manipulations are butt ugly.



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