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Processing Mailbox Files with mailbox.py

Jul 02, 2007, 04:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Despite competition from the Web and instant messaging, email is still a primary communication medium for most Internet users, and many people have sizable archives of email messages. Sometimes these archived messages reside on an IMAP server, in which case you can use Python's imaplib module for scripted access to email. More often, messages will be downloaded to your computer and stored locally on disk.

"Archived mail can be stored using many different file formats. The mailbox module in the Python standard library supports reading and modifying five different formats, all formats that are primarily used on Unix systems..."

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