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Old 06-20-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
pcwulf
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Extract information from mail boxes


Dear Friends,

I need to process some large UNIX Mbox type mail boxes (in fact mozilla mail boxes) to extract sender, to, cc, Subject, part of the body in to a text file with one record (row) per e-mail. Somebody told me that this is easily possible with Microsoft Outlook, but it is a pain to migrate all mail boxes to that for this purpose.

My need is to get this information into a spreadsheet/awk processable list.

I know that UNIX mail boxes are simple text files, so that theoritically you can write a perl script to do above.

I am grateful if somebody can share a tip/script on this need.

Thanks in advance.
 
  


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