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Author Topic: scripting tool to read emails and move matching embedded graphics & attachments  (Read 1138 times)

Steven Avery

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Eudora has an interesting technique of saving "embedded graphics" pictures and "attachments" (pictures, PDF, etc) in their own folders, and keeping the actual mail in a rather simple form in an .mbx file .. pointing to the two folders when necessary.  Architecturally, it makes some sense, although I think most mailers keep the pictures (in long string mode) inside the .mbx  file. This is one of the things addressed by conversion and import-export programs.

Now, I have a huge folder, mostly with lots of worthless .jpg, with my Eudora, going back many years, including all sorts of email forum nothings. 

However, about 1% of those (maybe 1000 .jpg) are related to a group of specific emails that I want to archive properly and separately. (Largely corroborative research, using .jpg made by Abbyy Screenshot reader of google and other book text online.)

So I want to read the actual mail of those limited folders with emails to be archived, find the lines like this:

Content-Disposition: inline; filename="file name.jpg
Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="int_1.jpg"

(There may be one more for something like hybrid or multi-part.)

And then copy or move all the matching file names into their own special folders.
And I don't mind learning a script language to do this.

What is my tool of choice ?
 Autohotkey ? AutoIt ? Something else ?

Your expertise and thoughts appreciated.



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For archiving mail I use ´MailStore Home´as suggested by Carol here atb the forum.

Never looked back either. I´m not sure which database is used by MailStore Home, but accessing data is normally a lot easier after being stored in a database.


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Maybe one or more of Brana's Eudora plugins(Windows only, not for Mac) can help:

Mailbox Tools for Eudora v3.5:

Exporter for Eudora v2.6, Attacher Plugin v5.2 , Message Archiver 2.2:

or Fookes Software's two products:
Aid4Mail v2.5 -  http://www.aid4mail.com/
Mailbag Assistant v4.01 - http://www.fookes.com/mailbag/