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I need to parse the title of incoming mails and do some simple checks like "does it include this word/number".

I'm familiar with AutoHotkey, batch, PHP...

Any ideas? I can't seem to find a plugin to auto export email as .txt files, that would really make things easy. Apparently Thunderbird is using the "mbox" format for storage.

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have you already given up on t-birds filter feature? – Psycogeek Jan 7 '12 at 15:58
It's not advanced enough for my purposes - I will probably extract some info from an INF file and then compare stuff etc. – mashup Jan 8 '12 at 16:46

I was also looking for a solution and found two:

The Thunderbird add-on ImportExportTools will export emails into plain text; either concatenated into a single text file or per email. It also supports exporting as EML, HTML, CSV, and PDF. Scheduling can be setup within the addon to automatically export.

I also found mimekit, a .NET parser library to directly parse the mbox file. Development didn't start until after you asked your question though (October 2012) if that makes you feel better.

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