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NAME ^

Email::Folder::Mbox - reads raw RFC822 mails from an mbox file

VERSION ^

version 0.857

SYNOPSIS ^

This isa Email::Folder::Reader - read about its API there.

DESCRIPTION ^

Does exactly what it says on the tin - fetches raw RFC822 mails from an mbox.

The mbox format is described at http://www.qmail.org/man/man5/mbox.html

We attempt to read an mbox as through it's the mboxcl2 variant, falling back to regular mbox mode if there is no Content-Length header to be found.

OPTIONS

The new constructor takes extra options.

eol

This indicates what the line-ending style is to be. The default is "\n", but for handling files with mac line-endings you would want to specify eol => "\x0d"

jwz_From_

The value is taken as a boolean that governs what is used match as a message seperator.

If false we use the mutt style

 /^From \S+\s+(?:Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri|Sat|Sun)/
 /^From (?:Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri|Sat|Sun)/;

If true we use

 /^From /

In deference to this extract from http://www.jwz.org/doc/content-length.html

  Essentially the only safe way to parse that file format is to
  consider all lines which begin with the characters ``From ''
  (From-space), which are preceded by a blank line or
  beginning-of-file, to be the division between messages.  That is, the
  delimiter is "\n\nFrom .*\n" except for the very first message in the
  file, where it is "^From .*\n".

  Some people will tell you that you should do stricter parsing on
  those lines: check for user names and dates and so on.  They are
  wrong.  The random crap that has traditionally been dumped into that
  line is without bound; comparing the first five characters is the
  only safe and portable thing to do. Usually, but not always, the next
  token on the line after ``From '' will be a user-id, or email
  address, or UUCP path, and usually the next thing on the line will be
  a date specification, in some format, and usually there's nothing
  after that.  But you can't rely on any of this.

Defaults to false.

seek_to

Seek to an offset when opening the mbox. When used in combination with ->tell you may be able to resume reading, with a trailing wind.

tell

This returns the current filehandle position in the mbox.

AUTHORS ^

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2006 by Simon Wistow.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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