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txoof writes: "I have a personal email archive that goes back to 2003. The early archives are around 2 mega bytes. Every year the archives have grown significantly in size from a few tens of megs to nearly 500 megs from 2010. The archive is for storage only. It is a mirror of my Gmail account.
The archives are both sent and received mail compressed in a hierarchy of weekly, monthly and yearly mbox files. I've chosen mbox for a variety of reasons but mostly because it is the simplest to implement with fetchmail.
After inspecting some of the archives, I've noticed that the larger files are a result of attachments sent by well meaning family members. Things like baby pictures, wedding pictures, etc.
What I would like to do is from this point forward strip out all of the attachments and only save the texts of the emails. What would be a sane way to do that using simple tools like fetchmail?"
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