[Tutor] python email forwarder via postfix

Liam Clarke cyresse at gmail.com
Wed Nov 10 14:49:13 CET 2004

Just poke around email.Parser, it's a standard library.

Here's some code of mine - 

for msgnum in range(len(names)):
        f = email.Parser.Parser()                   
        msg = f.parsestr(msgdata)                 
That should get you a parsed RFC 822 compliant email.

To parse from a file as opposed to a string, you just use

msg = f.parse(msgdata)

Good luck,

Liam Clarke

On Tue, 9 Nov 2004 22:35:49 -0500, xcentric at unixgeek.net
<xcentric at unixgeek.net> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I'm posting this here, because I'm a bit green and I'd prefer not to reinvent
> the wheel if possible. Can someone please point me in the right direction on
> parsing emails w/ Python? My goal is to read in an email that is piped in
> from postfix and then forward the message (whole) based an arbitrary system.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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