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Re: Re: Parse Email

by Anonymous Monk
on Jun 09, 2002 at 20:44 UTC ( #172963=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Parse Email
in thread Parse Email

Yes those three steps accurately describe what I want to do. However, when I say parse e-mail, I mean at a very high level. I just want to extract the From information and some information in the body of the message. The e-mails won't have any attachments. It sounds like I could use Mail::Box to cleanly extract the body of the message and then analyze the content on my own.

How do you pass messages to Mail::BOx assuming I use Net::POP3?
Thinking for the future, if I were to setup my own mailserver is it easy to pass the messages to Mail::Box?

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Re: Re: Re: Parse Email
by Corion (Pope) on Jun 09, 2002 at 20:53 UTC

    Here is what I'm currently toying with - it's by no means complete and tested out, but it takes messages from my POP3 server, and stuffs them into a local maildir directory - the "local maildir" part would have to be implemented by you, as you wouldn't store your messages in one of the formats provided by Mail::Box :

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w # Some vestige of local delivery # For another method, have a look at Mail::LocalDelivery use strict; use Net::POP3; use Mail::Box; use Mail::Box::Manager; use Mail::Message; use Mail::Message::Construct; # Use ~/.netrc to determine pop3 login and password use vars qw($host $localmailbase $foldername); use vars qw($pop3); use vars qw($mgr $folder); $host = ''; $localmailbase = "/home/corion/mail/"; $foldername = "informatik"; $mgr = Mail::Box::Manager->new(folderdir => $localmailbase, default_folder_type => 'maildir', ); $folder = $mgr->open( folder => $foldername, access => 'rw', create => + 1 ); die "Couldn't open mailfolder '$foldername' : $!\n" unless $folder; print "Using folder ",$folder->name,"\n"; my %messageIDs; %messageIDs = map { $_->get("Message-ID"), $_ } ($folder->messages); $pop3 = Net::POP3->new($host); my $total = $pop3->login; die "Error logging into $host" unless defined $total; # No news is good news exit unless $total > 0; my $firstunread = $pop3->last() +1; for my $message ($firstunread..$total) { print "Message $message\n"; my $message_lines = $pop3->get($message); #local *F; #open F, "< inmail" or die "Couldn't read test message 'inmail' : $! +\n"; #my $message_store = Mail::Message->read(\*F); my $message_store = Mail::Message->read($message_lines); if ($message_store) { if (defined $messageIDs{$message_store->get("Message-ID")}) { print "Duplicate, rejected ",$message_store->get("subject"),"\n" +; } else { print "Subject:",$message_store->get("subject"),"\n"; $folder->addMessage( $message_store ); }; }; #close F; }; die "Couldn't save '$foldername' : $!\n" unless $folder = $folder->wri +te(); $mgr->close($folder);
    perl -MHTTP::Daemon -MHTTP::Response -MLWP::Simple -e ' ; # The $d = new HTTP::Daemon and fork and getprint $d->url and exit;#spider ($c = $d->accept())->get_request(); $c->send_response( new #in the HTTP::Response(200,$_,$_,qq(Just another Perl hacker\n))); ' # web

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