email body from a parsed email object in jython

I have an object.

    fp = open(self.currentEmailPath, "rb")
    p = email.Parser.Parser()
    self._currentEmailParsedInstance= p.parse(fp)

self.currentEmailParsedInstance, from this object I want to get the body of an email, text only no HTML....

How do I do it?

something like this?


then strip the html from body. just what is that .... method to return the actual text... maybe I mis-understand you

        print type(msg)

output = type 'list'

the email

Received: from (example) by (xxx)
id 485EF65F08EDX5E12 for; Thu, 23 Oct 2008 06:07:51 +0200
Received: from xxxxx2 (ccc) by (ccc) (authenticated as id 48798D4001146189 for; Thu, 23 Oct 2008 06:07:51 +0200
From: "example"
Subject: FW: example Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2008 12:07:45 +0800
Organization: example Message-ID: <001601c934c4$xxxx30$a9ff460a@xxx>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
X-Mailer: Microsoft Office Outlook 11
X-MimeOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2900.3138
Thread-Index: Ack0wLaumqgZo1oXSBuIpUCEg/wfOAABAFEA

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;

Content-Type: text/plain;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

From: example.example[]
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:37 AM
Subject: S/I for example(B/L

Please find attached the example.doc),



xxx xxx

Content-Type: text/html;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

xmlns:o=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" =
xmlns:w=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" =
xmlns:st1=3D"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" =



Content-Type: application/msword;
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64
Content-Disposition: attachment;



I just want to get :

From: xxxx.xxxx []
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2008 11:37 AM
Subject: S/I for xxxxx (B/L

Pls find attached the xxxx.doc),



xxx xxx

not sure if the mail is malformed! seems if you get an html page you have to do this:

        print parts[0].get_content_type()
        print textParts[0].get_content_type()
        print body
        ...get the text without a problem!!

thank you so much Vinko.

So its kinda like dealing with xml, recursive in nature.

Asked by: Dominik696 | Posted: 28-01-2022

Answer 1

This will get you the contents of the message


As for the text only part you will have to strip HTML on your own, for example using BeautifulSoup.

Check this link for more information about the Message class the Parser returns. If you mean getting the text part of messages containing both HTML and plain text version of themselves, you can specify an index to get_payload() to get the part you want.

I tried with a different MIME email because what you pasted seems malformed, hopefully it got malformed when you edited it.

>>> parser = email.parser.Parser()
>>> message = parser.parse(open('/home/vinko/jlm.txt','r'))
>>> message.is_multipart()
>>> parts = message.get_payload()
>>> len(parts)
>>> parts[0].get_content_type()
>>> parts[1].get_content_type()
>>> parts[0].get_payload()
'Message Text'

parts will contain all parts of the multipart message, you can check their content types as shown and get only the text/plain ones, for instance.

Good luck.

Answered by: Julian755 | Posted: 01-03-2022

Answer 2

ended up with this

        parser = email.parser.Parser()
        self._email = parser.parse(open('/home/vinko/jlm.txt','r'))
        if check == "text/plain":
            return parts[0].get_payload()
        elif check == "multipart/alternative":
            if part[0].get_content_type() == "text/plain":
                return part[0].get_payload()
                return "cannot obtain the body of the email"
            return "cannot obtain the body of the email"

Answered by: Charlie901 | Posted: 01-03-2022

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