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Thursday July 22, 2004
05:29 PM

Email::* Modules

The Email::* modules are quite useful. I wanted to merge a couple of mboxes together and put the result in date received order. It turned out to be dead simple with the Email modules.

#!perl -w

use strict;
use Email::Simple;
use Email::Folder;
use Email::Date;
use Email::LocalDelivery;
use Getopt::Long;

# valid options are --first_mbox --second_mbox --out_mbox
my ($first, $second, $out);
unless(GetOptions('first_mbox=s' => \$first,
                  'second_mbox=s' => \$second,
                  'out_mbox=s' => \$out,
                 )) {
    die("Error with GetOptions: $!\n");

my $first_mbox = Email::Folder->new($first);
my $second_mbox = Email::Folder->new($second);

my @mail;

push(@mail, $first_mbox->messages(), $second_mbox->messages());

@mail = sort {
my $date_a = find_date($a);
my $date_b = find_date($b);
$date_a->epoch <=> $date_b->epoch;
} @mail;

foreach my $msg (@mail) {
    my @delivered_to = Email::LocalDelivery->deliver($msg->as_string, $out);