Any program to export e-mail to one giant .txt?

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  1. alex

    alex My neighbor got the gas chamber awhile back for do Moderator

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    Well, here's why. I run a small online business and we send all of our previous customers a monthly newsletter via e-mail. Now, overtime, the e-mails have started bouncing back.

    Everytime I send a newsletter, I get about 2,000 bouncebacks. I need to gather these bad e-mails up and remove them from the list. I tried using G-Lock E-Mail Processor, but it's absolute garbage. All I want is a program/e-mail client that will let me take these 2,000 bouncebacks and export them all to one giant .txt file. Then, I can just make a simple C++ program to search for any e-mail addresses within.

    Any ideas? :wiggle:
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    nothing a quick perl or bash script couldn't do using sendmail
     
  3. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Another thought, if you're using outlook and pst files, the pst file can be read by access as a data format.
     
  4. alex

    alex My neighbor got the gas chamber awhile back for do Moderator

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    Ah, but one issue is that not all of the bouncebacks come from the bad e-mail. Some come from the mailer_daemon of the domain and have the bad e-mail address in the body of the message.
     
  5. 5Gen_Prelude

    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    So? You search for two fields, not one then.
     
  6. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    An export to a .CSV file (comma-separated values) or a .TSV file (tab-separated values) will accomplish what you want.
     
  7. Yep

    Yep Knick knack paddy whack, give the old dog a bone

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    You can just use outlook's built in scripting to do this. It can extract the subject, from address, etc. for you.
     

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