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Hi. I want to manipulate Email.

When I save an e-mail as a file (*.eml) from Outlook, I can get a plain ASCII text file. I would like to manipulate it with my program which separates the header (subjet...sender...)
and the message itself.

I also want the ability to get the subject, the sender, the MIME, the Date separetely... (for a Label.caption each of them)

In the date, there's something like -0004. How am I suppose to format it to make it become a everybody readable DATE.

I would like to have a clear explanation.

N.B. I want all the data to be accessible from a Tstrings(memo, list...)

Thank you.

Wein
trustno1wei@hotmail.com
10-30-98
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WeinAuthor Commented:
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dwwangCommented:
Why not read them directly from pop3 server using the pop3 component in Delphi?
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WeinAuthor Commented:
Oh i'll try to read it from a POP3 component.

Thanx.

But I still need to know the code for separating a file into different sections.

I have to do that with News (*.nws) files and other ASCII files.

Suppose this (same pattern as news and email files):

============start of file========
My name : Wein. XfDFSD
Birth : 123456
From : r403536

this is where is the message............

FSGSGDS
dHSDHFDH

sdHDHDHDH

============end of file========

I want to split this file into a part with the message only and other parts with name, birth... separately. So I can put them to any string field or something similar.

How can we separate it? there's no comma, semi-colon. And how can it distinguish "CHANGE LINE" character when it's in the header or in the message itself?
Well. That's it.

Any answer will be appreciate.

Wein
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WeinAuthor Commented:
Oh i'll try to read it from a POP3 component.

Thanx.

But I still need to know the code for separating a file into different sections.

I have to do that with News (*.nws) files and other ASCII files.

Suppose this (same pattern as news and email files):

============start of file========
My name : Wein. XfDFSD
Birth : 123456
From : r403536

this is where is the message............

FSGSGDS
dHSDHFDH

sdHDHDHDH

============end of file========

I want to split this file into a part with the message only and other parts with name, birth... separately. So I can put them to any string field or something similar.

How can we separate it? there's no comma, semi-colon. And how can it distinguish "CHANGE LINE" character when it's in the header or in the message itself?
Well. That's it.

Any answer will be appreciate.

Wein
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dwwangCommented:
TStringList has the method LoadFromFile, you can simply call it and each line in the file will become a string in the StringList, then you can traverse the list to find the information necessary to seperate the body of the e-mail, such as "To:"/"From:" or some other words.
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WeinAuthor Commented:
Can you give some source code.

concrete source code?

And do you know how to format the DATE section?
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dwwangCommented:
sl:TStringList;

sl:TStringList.Create;
sl.LoadFromFile('MyMail.eml')

while i<sl.count do

begin
     if uppercase(Copy(sl.strings[i],1,5))='FROM:' then ......
     //you can put other processing here.
end;

and what special process do you need for the date section?
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WeinAuthor Commented:
In the date, there's something like this:

Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 19:22:29 -0400

what means -0400?

i think it's the GMT code. but i want to format it so it's understandable.

Do you have the constant list?

==

And by the way.

the method you've provided can get the whole line about  "Wein Chien" <trustno1wei@hotmail.com>
of From: "Wein Chien" <trustno1wei@hotmail.com> ?

And then, for further information, if i want to have just the part included in < and >, how can i do it?

thanks.
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dwwangCommented:
The main solution is using Pos function, try to see the help.

With it you can find '+'/'-' in the date section, as well as '<'/'>' in the from/to section, then use the copy function to do what you need.

I think that should be enhough.
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WeinAuthor Commented:
Well, I haven't test it but Pos was exactly the function I was searching for.

Thanx dwwang !!!

Wein
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