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Old 02-03-2003, 12:44 PM   #1
ancientt
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How do I: convert my fetchmail email file to separate email files?


I don't like the email clients I've tried. I want a program that will retrieve my email and store it in a directory of my choice, saving each email as a single file readable by a browser. This doesn't seem like something that would be hard to do and I suspect I could do it myself with a script but I hate to do it myself if someone has done it better.

Currently I'm quite happy with the results of my testing with fetchmail but basically would like something that will parse it for me.
 
Old 02-03-2003, 03:14 PM   #2
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To parse it you can use the procmail. It checks for a .procmailrc file in your home dir to distribute it in other files, like:

# cat ~/.procmailrc
PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/usr/sbin:/usr/X11R6/bin
INBOX=/home/user/mail/INBOX
MAILDIR=/home/user/mail
DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/INBOX

#group
:0
*^To:.*group@domain
$MAILDIR/group
:0
*^Cc:.*group@domain
$MAILDIR/group:0
#person
:0
* ^From:.*person@domain
$MAILDIR/person
 
  


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