186Re: [NTS] Perl packages for msgconvert (was Ad hoc Perl Regexp Replacements)
- Jan 20, 2003Alan (also Brad)
I should have replied to your first message, Alan: I've got ActiveState
5.8. I forget whether it was Zoe or Popfile that required it instead of 5.6
which I had previously (Zoe I think).
I wanted to get the ".MSG" files cached by Popfile for all incoming email
before it is handed over to my Outlook Express and see if I could convert
them to "MBOX" format and use them to drive Zoe. Zoe apparently can import
".MBOX" files into its database. I haven't even got Zoe to run successfully
I'm not sure if there is a way to use Mailbag Assistant to do this - it
seems unable to import the MSG files that Popfile creates though it can
import EML files extracted/saved from OE-DBX files. I tried to see what the
difference is between Popfiles' MSG files and OE's EML files and I'm not
sure whether MBA's "generic" export format is really an MBOX in disguise.
From the description of the process that you and Brad gave I think I'll be
able to muddle through, at least enough to see whether I can create the MBOX
files. I'm sort of doubtful that even if I can get Zoe to run successfully
its going to be a long term answer to easy access / lookup of info buried in
email archives - but just finding out may be interesting ;-)
I appreciate both your help - my current knowledge of Perl is just enough to
code a very simple find-replace called from Notetab and the ability to
execute a program coded in Perl without any real chance of ever being able
to make significant changes to a running program.
What I'm *really* waiting for is the next beta release of "Find" from
http://download.find.com/download.html They've temporarily withdrawn their
most recent beta as too heavy on resources and buggy to be worth inflicting
on beta-testers but if/when available it looks like it might be very slick.
Regards ... Alec
---- Original Message ----
From: "Alan C." <acumming@...>
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 21:55
Subject: [list_b] Re: [NTS] Re: [list_a] Re: [Clip] Ad hoc Perl Regexp