Console viewer for MIME mail files
Mailcat outputs mail files to the text console. It works just like cat:
$ mailcat example.eml Subject: Plushy From: Jan <email@example.com> To: Marta <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 23:10:43 +0200 Hi Marta, Here are the pictures of my cat, Plushy. She's so cute!!! Attachments:  Plushy1.jpg (image/jpeg)  Plushy2.jpg (image/jpeg)  Plushy3.jpg (image/jpeg)
Download and install
Install Mailcat with pip:
pip install mailcat
To use Mailcat with less, add this to ~/.lessfilter:
#!/bin/sh case "$1" in *.eml|*.mbx|*.mbox) mailcat --color=always "$1" exit 0 ;; esac exit 1
and make ~/.lessfilter executable:
chmod +x ~/.lessfilter
The source code is available from the Git repository at Bitbucket.
Mailcat is written in Python and licensed under GNU GPL version 3 or any later version.
(released on October 3, 2015)
Added support for mbox files.
Added support for reading from stdin.
Fixed UnicodeEncodeError in Python 2 when stdout is a file or a pipe.
(released on August 21, 2015)
Added support for reading .eml files (plain text MIME messages).
Added formatting of HTML bodies as plain text or raw HTML.
Added attachment listing.
Added color highlighting.
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