Extract just email headers in python


I’m having some issues trying to extract all the email headers in python. I know how to get the ones I’m looking for but I want to save all the headers and I’m not sure how to do that.

I have it loaded into a email object

import email
f = open(kwargs['opt_emailfile'])
msg = email.message_from_file(f)

So I can get


But I want all the headers

Asked By: Mike



Using HeaderParser perhaps:

from email.parser import HeaderParser
parser = HeaderParser()
h = parser.parsestr(email)

print h.keys()

I just noticed you edited your question. You can actually get the same information from what you had without using HeaderParser. e.g. headers.items() will return list of 2-tuples with headers and corresponding values.

Answered By: jan zegan
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