How to get email addresses out of a sent mail folder?
June 6, 2006 4:05 AM Subscribe
How do I extract the email addresses from a folder of sent mail sitting on an IMAP server, so that they can be put into a mailing list?
posted by reynir to Computers & Internet (11 answers total)
A colleague has sent individual emails to about two thousand people about an event that they have applied to attend. Those sent emails are held in five folders on an IMAP server.
I've just found out that my colleague has done it the (very) hard way. I'd like to help them out before they have to send the next email, by getting all of the individual email addresses out of those folders and into a Thunderbird mailing group (or one for each folder), so the update can be sent to everyone at the same time.
If I can get the addresses into a csv file, I can get them into Thunderbird. Any suggestions for a quick way of getting those addresses from that IMAP folder and into a csv file? I'm not afraid to go into a shell and do some commandline magic (OS X, or Cygwin on Windows), but I have no idea which incantation to use, and would really appreciate the help.