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AlexVoy
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Get plain text from email files (eml converter/parser)

Hello All,

I am looking for a way to convert or parse my eml-files (Outlook email format) to plain-text content. I see how easy we can do that by means of many online converters and other file tools, but I cannot find any action or connector available for Power Automate step.

 

Any ideas and suggestions are really appreciated!

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Jcook
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Hello @AlexVoy 

 

This blog is the closest thing I could find. It uses a 3rd party connector. Please check with your organization. You wouldn’t want DLP to bite you.

 

https://clavinfernandes.wordpress.com/2018/10/09/archive-incoming-emails-in-pdf-format-using-microso...

 


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VictorIvanidze
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Hi @AlexVoy,

 

as far as I know eml is a plain text format. What exactly do you want to achieve? 

Yes, it is in text format, but it contains metadata as well as some parts of it are encoded.

For example, this is how the source eml-file looks like

 

eml-sample.png

 

and this is what I want to get as parsed plain text.

 

plain-text.png

In other words, I need a tool which lets to work with EML data similar to JSON, for example.

 

Thank you for helping me!

I'm afraid there is no ready to use tool that can do what you want.  

You can write such thing yourself though using Power Automate string and conversion functions.

Can you give me a simplest example?

I doubt that such example exists.  If you think the task is too hard for you then hire someone.

Max44
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How to parse a EML document using GroupDocs. Parser App
Select your EML document for parsing text and click Parse Now button.
For parsing images from your EML document click on Download Images button.
Once your EML document is parsed click on Download Now button.

AlexVoy
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Yes, I love this online parser but I do not see how I can use it inside of a flow so that it would go without manual interaction.

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