Remove all binary attachments from email messages
This is a standard UNIX filter; it reads a message or mailbox from standard input, and outputs it again on standard output, with all binary attachments removed (with message/external-body).
Then rewritten a fair bit, Rudolf Cardinal, 9 Oct 2018
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clean_message(message: email.message.Message, topmost: bool = False) → email.message.Message¶
Clean a message of all its binary parts.
This guts all binary attachments, and returns the message itself for convenience.
gut_message(message: email.message.Message) → email.message.Message¶
Remove body from a message, and wrap in a message/external-body.
message_is_binary(message: email.message.Message) → bool¶
Determine if a non-multipart message is of binary type.