[Tutor] strip an email

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.net
Sat Jun 25 03:52:45 CEST 2005

On Fri, Jun 24, 2005, Hugo González Monteverde wrote:
>Hi nephish,
>I clearly remember it is very very simple and it is defined in the RFC. 
>As far as I remember, the end of the headers are signalled by an empty line.
>Try looking for '\n\n', this should do the trick. I've saved a couple of 
>emails and it looks like this should work.

See http://docs.python.org/lib/module-email.html for easy ways to
handle e-mail.  The email module has utilities that make it easy
to handle headers and body.

>something like:
>#full_text holds the full text of the message
>bodypos = full_text.find('\n\n') + 2
>body = full_text[bodypos:]
>#body now holds the message body
>Please let us know if this works, hope it helps.
>nephish wrote:
>> Does anyone know how to strip everything off of an email?
>> i have a little app that i am working on to read an email message and 
>> write the
>> body of a message to a log file.
>> each email this address gets is only about three to five lines long.
>> but i cannot seem to get just the body filtered through.
>> i get all the headers, the path, what spam-wall it went through, etc...
>> any suggestions would be greatly appreciated .
>> thanks
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