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Re: Subsetting text files containing e-mails

by sundialsvc4 (Abbot)
on Jan 26, 2012 at 14:43 UTC ( #950099=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Subsetting text files containing e-mails

Okay, and the first thing I would try is to go to and type in mailbox and pore through all of the 311 hits thereby produced.

I am going to assume that these files are probably in some kind of standard “mailbox” format; certainly, the messages themselves are.   Therefore, I am going to be acting on the assumption that I am dealing with a well-known task that someone else has already thoroughly solved for me, either in part or (more likely) altogether.   Thoughts of having to waste my own time niggling with regular-expressions, simply are not going to enter set of initial project design assumptions.   I am going to plan to spend very little time writing and a lot of time looking.

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by PeterCap (Initiate) on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:51 UTC
    Your advice on project management is very much appreciated.

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