Computer: Email: Organisation
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An extractor for emails and files that have been forwarded 'layer cake' style to MS Outlook Express..

"Open/or Save to disk" Repeat over and over until spammed or infected by a virus. Is there a better way? Rule out any email with an "Fwd" in the subject line? Return to sender with a "Please Remove Fluff" message attached?

How about a Search Engine that passes through emails and their attachments and generates a list of:
1. FROM line.
2. SUBJECT line
3. PUNCH line (this is the hard part)

To extract a punch line list, the engine would have to be able to distinguish the rudimentary information in such simple phrases as "No, daddy, it's a box full of hugs" or "When there was only one set of footprints, I was carrying you" and separate this from the obligatory closings, i.e.: Say this over and over 39 times and forward it to as many ....
-- reensure, Dec 26 2000

YES, this one's a winner as I cannot stand opening e-mails forwarded from people who do not take the time to delete all the other headings.

I close with the words often used to preface the infamous Bill Gates promise-of-thousand-bucks-email: "You never know, this could actually work..."
-- iuvare, Dec 26 2000

iuvare: "You never..." (grin)
Peter: I'm I stickler about going through the list, too, but I have a more annoying habit of responding to all at every level if I have something to say. I get some replies "Do I know you?" or "Are you a friend of my dad?" so I have to be awkwardly correct. Dude, not my style!!!
-- reensure, Dec 26 2000

I delete everything that starts with headers. No normal email begins with quoted headers.
-- StarChaser, Dec 29 2000

Every time someone sends me forwarded stuff, at least one person in the list has quoted all the headers.
-- StarChaser, Jan 01 2001

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