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How can I export my Instructables inbox ? Answered


I have a rather "full" Instructables inbox, filled with notes from many fellow members with pleasant conversations, and threads of exchanges with folks wanting clarification on the answers I've given. I get into regular correspondence with some people, and one or two I am proud to call friends.

Unfortunately in 350+ postings, with non-existent threading, the messages are not easy to navigate: So I'd like to have a tidy up.

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Is there a quick method for exporting my inbox somehow ?

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JayefuuBest Answer (author)2010-09-14

Ask someone that works for you nicely to make you a Perl script?

Shouldn't be too hard, I need to write one to mark all my inbox as read. (197 unread)

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steveastrouk (author)Jayefuu2010-09-14

I shall ask nicely, and give you a BA....if you write it.....

Steve

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Adam Manick (author)2010-09-13

Copy and paste. If you are on a mac then to select all push command A. If you are on PC push control A.

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steveastrouk (author)Adam Manick2010-09-13

For 350 messages ????? I haven't the patience. Ideally exporting them as .MBX or an email format would be ideal.

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Adam Manick (author)steveastrouk2010-10-05

Use this instructable to help you. click here

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steveastrouk (author)Adam Manick2010-10-06

That was written specifically to answer this question.....

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Adam Manick (author)steveastrouk2010-10-18

I guess I was a little late then.

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ewilhelm (author)2010-09-14

If the perl script solution doesn't cut it, let me know and we surely get you a one-time data dump.

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steveastrouk (author)ewilhelm2010-09-16

Jaye's script is working well, and can be re-run without grovelling to HQ.....

Steve

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Kiteman (author)2010-09-13

Good question!

(I just looked - 2040 in my inbox!)

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steveastrouk (author)Kiteman2010-09-13

Good grief. You'd think 'Ibles would want their server space back by now.....
Maybe one of the script kiddies could be unleashed ?????

Steve

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NachoMahma (author)steveastrouk2010-09-13

.  A fellow Ibler wrote a nice Perl script for me that grabs the number of Best Answers for a list of usernames. The same Ibler could probably write a script for you. I can't reveal his name, but his initials are Jayefuu. If you have some influence with him, you may be able to talk him into at least trying.

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steveastrouk (author)NachoMahma2010-09-13

I'll have to see if I can make contact with him at some point

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Kiteman (author)steveastrouk2010-09-13

I had a similar thought when I noticed how many images I had in my library (now over 3000), but Eric said that memory is cheap...

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