[Air-l] email extraction program

Rhiannon Bury welshwitch75 at rogers.com
Mon Jul 21 09:21:18 PDT 2003


I found html2txt but it seems to be designed for websites, not email: it 
asks for a URL. Not sure how to apply to email messages. Also, isn't 
bbedit a Mac editor? Is there an equivalent for PC?


Thanks.

Rhiannon

jeremy hunsinger wrote:

> just run html2txt on it or run it through bbedit strip html on the 
> command line to strip it out.
> On Sunday, July 20, 2003, at 05:04 PM, Rhiannon Bury wrote:
>
>> Hi all:
>>
>> Does anyone have a suggestion for a program that turns email messages 
>> (I use Netscape 7) into text files?  I tried mail2txt but it included 
>> all the hidden html codes, which means I'll still have to strip each 
>> one individually. I'm trying to find the most painless way to get 4 
>> months of listserv messages into text files so I can import them into 
>> QSR N6 for analysis! I was led to believe that this latest version of 
>> NUD*IST had a utility to do this itself ("swift data import"). But 
>> no! All documents must be text files, which was the case when I used 
>> it last a few versions back. Grrrr.
>>
>> Rhiannon
>>
>>
>> Rhiannon Bury
>> Assistant Professor
>> Communication Studies
>> Wilfrid Laurier University
>> Waterloo, ON. Canada N2L 3C5
>>
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> Jeremy Hunsinger
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