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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I had a quick look at the docs and this looks like a very interesting project.

    Speaking as someone trying to move away from Win2K+Outlook to something more open, a series of modules that could read (and later write, or use as transport) to Outlook 2000 under Windows would be a great help (I think you'd have to use OLE Automation calls as the PST file format isn't documented). This would be great for opening up a very common but surprisingly closed mail system (Outlook talking to Exchange is another similar

    • I agree. Mail::Box is a lot like DBI, in that it supports a lot of formats. The documentation seems to be very heavy on reading/grepping but doesn't say much about how to translate from any given format into another. How about providing one turn-key solution in the documentation showing how to do that?
      • Probably because it is too simple that you didn;t see it. The differences between folder types are hidden for the user by "automatic coercions". For example:
          # prepare
          my $mgr = Mail::Box::Manager->new;
          my $pop = $mgr->open(type => 'pop3', ...);
          my $inbox = $mgr->open('=InBox');

          # examples implicit conversions
          $pop->copyTo($inbox, delete_copied => 1);
          $inbox->addMessage($pop->message(0));