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parse email with php (LDA dovcot, procmail)

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Using the mailparse to extract the data or use the read in nd process the input buffer one line at a time.  A better and simpler approach depending on your mail server and whether it is passing the incoming mail through an LDA dovcot, procmail. The from and the body can be extracted and presented to your php with the from and subject as arguments to your script and the body of the message as input on stdin.



I am looking to parse email with php

how would I do this
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You might want to start with an understanding of the email RFC documents.  The references and external links with this article are mandatory reading.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address

After that, it's just plain and simple PHP string manipulation.  You can use explode(), strpos(), substr() and related PHP string functions to manipulate the strings, extract data, etc.
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Limiting your inquiry to PHP eliminates many experts with mail processing abilities and insights. Add the mail server in use as a category.
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thank you

the first answer was about email
and the second answer was about asking questions on experts-exchange


I have a related question based on the second answer

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_27993920.html
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