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Re: Parsing a Pine mailbox

by jaldhar (Vicar)
on May 06, 2004 at 14:14 UTC ( #351120=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing a Pine mailbox

You mentioned being confused by the large number of mail parsing modules available. For maximum compatability I would advise using the Mail::Cclient module from CPAN as it is just a thin perl wrapper around the exact same C library pine uses to parse mail.

Although it is most likely pine is using mbox folders, there is a possibility it could be one of the several other formats c-client supports which are also stored as flat files.

Also I have used Mail::Box and it is quite fast. It is however IIRC pure perl so there is a chance that Mail::Cclient being based on C is faster. But I haven't done any benchmarks.


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