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Re: Parsing a Unix Mailbox

by jwest (Friar)
on Jul 18, 2002 at 16:22 UTC ( #182888=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Parsing a Unix Mailbox

I'd look into avoiding reading the mbox file to begin with. With a properly defined alias or .forward file, you could use a script using Mail::Procmail to intercept the email as it's being delivered.

By doing so, you've eliminated all the headaches that go with handling the mbox file yourself. In addition, Mail::Procmail's pm_init method returns a Mail::Internet object, which will allow for easy manipulation of headers and bodies (and re-sending the email, as necessary).

Of course, if you're not using any of the more advanced features of Mail::Procmail, you could eliminate your use of the module by creating your Mail::Internet object directly:

my $mail = Mail::Internet->new(\*STDIN);

Hope this helps!

--jwest


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Re: Re: Parsing a Unix Mailbox
by domm (Chaplain) on Jul 19, 2002 at 07:47 UTC

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