Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Scrape Gmail

Posted on 2014-11-18
6
Medium Priority
?
146 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-06
After problems with Outlook, I am wondering if there is a way to scrape my email from Gmail?  There are 1000's of files.
0
Comment
Question by:rrhandle8
  • 4
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:firehazrd
ID: 40450699
The easiest way I can think of doing this is by configuring POP to download all email and downloading it all to  an email client like ThunderBird (https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/). Then from there you can export this data out into various format.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rrhandle8
ID: 40450712
OK,  I am trying Thunderbird, but don't see how I can save emails in a different format.  Can you give me a hint?
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
firehazrd earned 1500 total points
ID: 40450740
First you would set it up as a regular pop account; as if you were going to use thunderbird as your email client.

Then you would export the data into a format.

** I dont have thunderbird installed on my macbook but I've had to do this in the past on a windows pc
0
What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

 

Author Comment

by:rrhandle8
ID: 40465720
Some one claims they have a VB.NET application that will do this.  I'l keep you posted.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rrhandle8
ID: 40484834
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 250 points for firehazrd's comment #a40450740
Assisted answer: 250 points for firehazrd's comment #a40450699
Assisted answer: 0 points for rrhandle8's comment #a40465720

for the following reason:

The programmer with the vb.net app was able to get the job done.  I must say, the vb.net is really slow compared to using Outlook and VBA, but it works.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rrhandle8
ID: 40484835
I had a custom VB.NET application built.  It works, but it is slow.  Went back to using the Outlook solution.
0

Featured Post

How to Use the Help Bell

Need to boost the visibility of your question for solutions? Use the Experts Exchange Help Bell to confirm priority levels and contact subject-matter experts for question attention.  Check out this how-to article for more information.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

It’s a strangely common occurrence that when you send someone their login details for a system, they can’t get in. This article will help you understand why it happens, and what you can do about it.
These days, all we hear about hacktivists took down so and so websites and retrieved thousands of user’s data. One of the techniques to get unauthorized access to database is by performing SQL injection. This article is quite lengthy which gives bas…
In this fifth video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFdetach utility, which is able to list and, more importantly, extract attachments that are embedded in PDF files. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable …
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…

877 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question