How to aggregate emails into one text file
June 17, 2008 8:42 AM Subscribe
How can I aggregate the text of multiple received emails into one text file?
posted by yarrow to Computers & Internet (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
OK, my real objective here is to have appointments from my work Groupwise 6.5 calendar show up on my Google calendar. I don't have a pda and there is no way to batch export Groupwise calendar information, according to my IT department & my own searching.
What I can do is set up a rule to forward each appointment from my Groupwise calendar to an external email account (my IT department has no problem with that; indeed, even suggested it). The forwarded emails show up as text attachments with the calendar information in a fairly regular format. If I had all of those emails combined into one file, I could periodically parse it into a csv format acceptable to Google calendar and import it. This would be, as they say, good enough.
But the part I'm stumped at is how to reach into my email box and combine the text of these email attachments into one file. Any suggestions? I feel like this should be simple, but can't quite figure out how to get started. Suggestions on the broader calendar problem are also welcome. I'm using Windows XP on both work and home computers.