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Parses an email from a file.

Component Version macOS Windows Server FileMaker Cloud FileMaker iOS SDK
EmailParser 5.3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "EmailParser.ParseFile"; Path )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Path Native file path. "C:\Documents\Test.eml"


Returns Reference number or error.


Parses an email from a file.
This is for emails stored as text file with eml file name extension.
If no error occurs, the parser will separate subject, html and plain text, attachments and inline graphics, all addresses and header entries. You can then use other functions to query values.

If you have EMLX files, please use Text.ReadEMLXFile function first to unpack them and pass the email source to EmailParser.Parse function.

This function requires a native path. Use Path.FileMakerPathToNativePath to convert a FileMaker path to a native path if required. If you like to have the user choose the path, you can use FileDialog functions.
For Server be aware that server has limited permissions and may not be able to access all files on a computer.

See also

Example Databases

Created 24th September 2015, last changed 15th November 2019

EmailParser.ParseContainer   -   EmailParser.PlainText

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