How should I convert a Thunderbird inbox into text files?
March 14, 2008 11:57 AM Subscribe
What's the best way to export all of the emails in a Thunderbird inbox to text files, one text file per email?
posted by eisenkr to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm planning on doing some linguistic analysis of emails and need to take a Thunderbird inbox and convert it into text files before I get to work. Google searches have revealed many mbox (which I think Thunderbird uses) parsers of, I am sure, varying quality. I'd love to skip the endless trial and error stage and start with the perfect tool. What's the best way to convert a Thunderbird inbox to text files?
ps - I'm comfortable using Perl and Python if you guys think a scripting solution is best.