[Air-l] email extraction program

jeremy hunsinger jhuns at vt.edu
Mon Jul 21 09:27:18 PDT 2003

bbedit is for macs yes.  there are pc equivalents
I don't do windows, sorry.
there is probably software available that can strip html tags, like 
html2txt, for windows, but all textfiles can be webpages, so you may 
just want to run html2txt a few through to see what it does.  The 
problem is that you probably can't script it to function without the 
windows interface interfering, but perhaps you can, i don't know.  I 
don't think that operating system is my ideal for this type of work.  
I'm sorry i  can't help you further.

On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 12:21 PM, Rhiannon Bury wrote:

> 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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