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Author Topic: Request: (Email) Extractor With Options  (Read 4939 times)

mouser

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Request: (Email) Extractor With Options
« on: January 30, 2008, 08:24:54 AM »
One of the things i do occasionally at DC is take all the bounced email from the last newsletter and "extract" all emails and then remove them from future mailing lists.

I currently use a freeware email extractor but i'd like to see one with some more features.

This should be a simple project and i can code it myself in a day but i thought i'd put it out there in case someone wants to try it, and maybe make it more general.

So here is my idea for a more general extractor:

0) should be a gui utility (yes i know this would be easy to do with a commandline script).
1) let user drag and drop or add a number of files to process as input
2) show results in a memo with a button to save to file
3) options for specifying the regular expressions (multiple) to extract from each line if found
(the program should have maybe a helper to let you select common things like the regex for an email).
4) options for specifying a list of regular expressions to EXCLUDE from matching (ie if this is found in a regex match in step 3 ignore it)
5) option to reject duplicates.
6) save all options above on exit.

Anyone else have any ideas to add to it?  Anyone want to try to code this?

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Re: Request: (Email) Extractor With Options
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2008, 10:17:59 AM »
print "$1\n" if /([\w+-]+(?:\.[\w+-]+)*@\w+(?:\.\w+)+)/


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Re: Request: (Email) Extractor With Options
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2008, 11:44:25 AM »
heheheh that smilie really captures your smart alecky nature..  ;D