Cleaning quoted text from forwarded e-mails
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I often receive e-mails that have been forwarded through several hops. Most of the time, the body of these messages contains multiple layers of “greater-than” sign. This complicates reading and ticks me off to no end. Luckily, Claws-Mail allows me to filter my messages using custom shell commands. I thus set up the following action:
sed -i 's/^>\(>\)*\(\s\)*//' %f
sed expression works in-place (hence the
-i) and removes all quote levels from the
beginning of each line. Obviously, this may screw up the formatting for some e-mails, so I run this
action only on-demand.