Script parse output screen but cant get desired output new file!.

Cameron Laird claird at
Thu Jun 17 00:10:04 CEST 2004

In article <mailman.943.1087227855.6949.python-list at>,
Chuck Amadi  <chuck at> wrote:
>By the way list is there a better way than using the readlines() to
>parse the mail data into a file , because Im using
>email.message_from_file it returns 
>all the data i.e reads one entire line from the file , headers as well
>as just the desired body messages .
>fp = file("/home/chuck/pythonScript/testbox")
>mb = mailbox.UnixMailbox(fp,
>mailout = file("/home/chuck/pythonScript/SurveyResults.txt","w")
>for mail in fp.readlines():
>    mailout.write(mail)
>Something like this>
>for mail in mb:
>        body = mail.get_payload()
>	mailout.write(body) # write only the body messages to SurveyResults.txt
>Cheers if the is a better way I can't get my head round how I can print
>mail ( 
>only the body messages) to screen and the entire mail headers and body
>to the new file.
>Hi have any one got any suggstions to my script I can parse the email
>body messages to screen but I want the same desired effect to save to a
>new file.I have tried a few things to no effect.
There's a lot going on in your message.  I *think* what you want
is the suggestion to replace
  for mail in fp.readlines():

Cameron Laird <claird at>

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