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Convert Outlook msg to PDF

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Converts Outlook .msg files to PDF

msgtopdf is a Python 3 module to convert Outlook .msg files to PDF and extract the attachments. Unlike the majority of current modules msgtopdf maintains the formatting of HTML and RTF messages and embeds any inline images in the PDF output.

As the module used the win32com library the host machine must have Outlook installed.

msgtopdf uses the wkhtmltopdf tool to convert the HTML message to PDF and wkhtmltopdf must be installed separately.

Currently msgtopdf extracts the message body and attachments to a new subfolder named using the emails subject.

Usage

Example usage is provided in the tests/example.py file. The next plan on the timeline is to create a command line tool in which the user provides either a filename -f or directory -d and msgtopdf will process either a single msg file or all msg files in a directory.

Requirements

Install the Windows binary release of wkhtmltopdf

Ensure that wkhtmltopdf command is found in your PATH.

This can be tested by entering wkhtmltopdf --version in your Command Prompt.

You should receive and output similar to the attached.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\>wkhtmltopdf --version
wkhtmltopdf 0.12.5 (with patched qt)

C:\>

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