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HOW can I process body of email with external program ???
March 18, 2010
3:38 pm
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I want to parse the body of specific email messages, and use a text string from said body in an external program.

Can this or any other Thunderbird extension/add-on facilitate this?

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March 19, 2010
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Hi Mike,

This is a frequently requested feature, but I don't believe any extensions currently do this.

The issue is that there is a missing key feature in the Mozilla base code, to pipe a stream to an external program. EnigMail has its own implementation of that, and I have considered trying to use theirs.


June 6, 2016
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Hi Kent,

With all of the changes to TB since this six-year old thread was started, have there been improvements to TB that would now allow FiltaQuilla to access a message body?

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