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A program that can be used to convert messages stored in various mailbox formats into JSON format.

Project description

E-mail message to JSON converter
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Version: 0.3.0

Author: Jari Juopperi

Travis CI build: [![Build Status](https://travis-ci.org/jmjj/messages2json.svg?branch=master)](https://travis-ci.org/jmjj/messages2json)


Overview
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A program that can be used to convert messages stored in various mailbox formats into JSON format. Currently the only supported input format is the `mailbox` format referred in the Python standard library
[documentation](https://docs.python.org/2/library/mailbox.html#mbox).

**Please note that this program is in the early stage of development. It is not ready for the business critical use.**

Installation
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To install use pip:

$ pip install messages2json


Or clone the repo:

$ git clone https://github.com/jmjj/messages2json.git
$ python setup.py install

Usage
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To get help on the usage of the program:

$ messages2json --help
usage: messages2json [-h] [--input IN_F_OR_D] [--output OUT_F_OR_D] [--body]
[--format {mbox}] [--force]

Convert e-mail messages to JSON format

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
--input IN_F_OR_D input file or directory
--output OUT_F_OR_D output file or directory
--body include the body of the message, by default only
headers are converted
--format {mbox} the format of input messages
--force Overwrite the output files even if they exist

How to store messages to a file in `mbox` format ?
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The following instructions help you to store messages from your favorite e-mail progran/service into a file in `mbox` format:
+ [Mozilla Thunderbird](https://freeshell.de/~kaosmos/mboximport-en.html)
+ [Gmail](http://email.about.com/od/gmailtips/fl/How-to-Export-Your-Emails-from-Gmail-As-Mbox-Files.htm), not tested.
+ [MS Outlook](http://www.techhit.com/outlook/convert_outlook_mbox.html), not tested.





Contributing
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Bug report, pull requests and comments are appreciated. Please use the standard mechanisms of GitHub on [https://github.com/jmjj/messages2json](https://github.com/jmjj/messages2json) to submit your feedback.

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