Question about email.message_from_string() and Message objects

tinnews at tinnews at
Sun Nov 11 16:14:17 CET 2012

I'm a little confused about the relationship between the Python
email.parser convenience function email.message_from_string() and the
mailbox.Message objects.

If I want an mailbox.mboxMessage given the message as a stream of text
is the right way to do it as follows (or at least a reasonable way to
do it):-

    msg = email.message_from_string(messageAsAString)

    mbxMsg = mailbox.mboxMessage(msg)

Or can I go direct to mbox by doing:-

    mbxMsg = mailbox.mboxMessage(messageAsAString)

Chris Green

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