Grep mails by subject with shell script

Walter Willmertinger willmis at
Tue Sep 12 12:14:57 EDT 2006

So do you or someone else know of a command line mail reader where I can
scan my mails for some criteria?

I know I can search mails e.g. with thunderbird. But I want to do it with
shell scripts under linux to make some evaluations and generate lists.

2006/9/12, Warren Turkal <wt at>:
> On Tuesday 12 September 2006 08:03, Walter Willmertinger wrote:
> > I would like to do it e.g. in shell scripts!
> Cyrus is a closed system. If you want the functionality, use a MUA that
> has
> it. You might try something like fetchmail to sync up a local mail spool.
> wt
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Walter Willmertinger
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