mbox parsing, specifically message body

Ryan Clough cloughrm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 21:57:47 CEST 2012


Hello everyone, 

Is anyone familiar with a simple way to parse mbox emails in Python?  I use Mail::MBoxParser in perl and it provides a simple way to grab the bodies from the emails.  In my research online, people have suggested searching for lines starting with "From ", but this doesn't seem reliable to me.  I am using the built in mailbox module and am able to do something like:

import mailbox
for message in mbox:
print message['subject']

It would be great if you could do something like the following:
print messages['body']

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Thanks, Ryan 

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