[Slightly OT] email tricks

Kevin Martin kevintm at ameritech.net
Thu Jul 3 15:55:15 UTC 2008

Mark Haney wrote:
> Do you of you have any ideas/tricks for dumping an email into a text 
> file?  I have an email I get once a day that I'd like to dmp to a text 
> file then parse out into an html file for some customer notifications 
> on our website.
> The email sits on an IMAP server and I was considering using 
> fetchmail, but then I'm kinda stuck.  So I thought I'd ask around to 
> see if there's something out there already prebuilt so I don't have to 
> re-invent the wheel for this.
> Any ideas?

Fetchmail and procmail should do the trick.  With procmail you should be 
able to do this fairly easily.


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