View Full Version : [Python][POP3] How to clean up email?

October 25th, 2009, 02:24 PM

I've been trying to find a good way to clean up emails received via POP3--they come in like this:

Delivered-To: <address> Received: by <IP address> with SMTP id k20cs48757rve; Sun, 25 Oct 2009 06:04:53 -0700 (PDT)Received: by <IP> with SMTP id 6mr3370621ybg.261.1256475892668; Sun, 25 Oct 2009 06:04:52 -0700 (PDT)Return-Path: <address>Received: from mail-yw0-f188.google.com (mail-yw0-f188.google.com []) by mx.google.com with ESMTP id 4si12671253ywh.47.2009.; Sun, 25 Oct 2009 06:04:51 -0700 (PDT)Received-SPF: pass (google.com: domain of tsmacdonald@gmail.com designates as permitted sen etcetera
and I haven't been able to make a foolproof regex to extract the actual message. Google has not revealed any good modules or other solutions, so what should I do?

PS: Is there any benefit to using IMAP instead?