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Old 03-09-2004, 01:04 PM   #1
Misel
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how to find duplicate emails in an mbox-mailbox


Hello,

over the years I collected many mails with Eudora, Mozilla Mail and lately Ximian Evolution but some mails got doubled in the migration processes and I'm somehow not able to use Ximian Evolution in a way that my mails are filtered correctly.

Somehow all filtered mails are doubled each time but the mails I want to be in the certain subfolders aren't there.

Anyway this is not a complaint about this program, I wanna skip back to Mozilla mail but have trouble reimporting them because I have about 6000 mails which are in average about 1500 different ones.


So I concatted all the mbox-files evolution created together and now I'm looking for a program that find the duplicates and erases them.

So far Google didn't bring up any help and neither Ximian Evolution nor Mozilla Mail have this feature.

So, any ideas?
 
Old 03-10-2004, 04:56 AM   #2
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You could create a script in Perl or Python ( or another PL ) to do that. It's not that hard. Probably you could find some examples on the net for scripts that can be easily adapted to your particar needs.
 
  


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