Jul
29
2010
mbox Deduplication using python

A simple python script to deduplicate a mailbox (mbox format).


#!/usr/bin/env python
# Created by Evaggelos Balaskas on Thu Jul 29 21:22:41 EEST 2010
# Remove duplicate mails from mbox using message-id
 
import sys
import mailbox
 
if len(sys.argv) == 2:
        mid = []
 
        for message in mailbox.mbox( sys.argv[1] ) :
                s = message['message-id']
                if s not in mid:
                        mid.append(s)
                        print message
else:
        print "Usage should be: " + sys.argv[0] + " mbox > new.mbox"

You can take a look, also, on my other python script: How to remove specific mails from a mbox by subject