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node-email-reply-parser

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node-email-reply-parser

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A port of willdurand/EmailReplyParser (which is a port of github/email_reply_parser) to nodejs

willdurand's port of the Github library supports multiple spoken languages and has some enhanced parsing and therefore was used as a template for this library.

Installing

This package can be found on npm:

npm install node-email-reply-parser

Note: This package is ES6 compatible and does not transpile automatically.

Usage

var replyParser = require("node-email-reply-parser");

var email = replyParser(emailContent);

email has two primary methods:

  • getFragments(): returns all the fragments of the email
  • getVisibleText(): returns the text that is considered 'visible'

A fragment has the following functions:

  • getContent(): returns the content of the fragment
  • isSignature(): returns whether or not the fragment is likely a signature
  • isQuoted(): returns whether or not the fragment is likely a quote
  • isHidden(): returns whether or not the text is considered 'hidden'
  • isEmpty(): returns whether or not the fragment has any content

Passing true as the second argument to replyParser will have the return value be just the visible text:

$visibleText = replyParser($emailContent, true);

Known Issues

The parser is not able to pick up some of the edge cases. They are outlined below.

Quoted Headers

Quoted headers aren't picked up if there's an extra line break:

On <date>, <author> wrote:

> blah

They also aren't picked up if the email client breaks it up into multiple lines, like gmail and it's 80 column automatic limit:

On <date>, <author>
wrote: 
> blah

Weird Signatures

Lines starting with - or _ sometimes mark the beginning of signatures:

Hello

--
Rick

Not everyone follows this convention:

Hello

Mr Rick Olson
Galactic President Superstar Mc Awesomeville
GitHub

**********************DISCLAIMER***********************************
* Note: blah blah blah                                            *
**********************DISCLAIMER***********************************

Strange Quoting

Apparently, prefixing lines with > isn't universal either:

Hello

--
Rick

________________________________________
From: Bob [reply@reply.github.com]
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 6:16 PM
To: Rick

Unit Tests

Install the required dependencies:

npm install --dev

Run the tests:

npm test

Contributing

Please see the CONTRIBUTING.md file.

Credits

  • GitHub - Amazing Ruby gem for parsing emails
  • William Durand william.durand1@gmail.com - Extensive PHP version of GitHub's library

License

node-email-reply-parser is released under the MIT Licenses. Please see the bundled LICENSE file for details.

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npm i node-email-reply-parser

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