My saved-messages and sent-mail "folders" (actually Unix MBX files) are huge because of attachments, most of which I've saved to disk anyway.
I want to keep the messages, but replace the attachment w/ a text file saying "Attachment removed: /full/path/to/attach.txt".
How do I do this?
I'm using Alpine, but any tool that does this for Unix MBX is fine. Alpine does let me delete attachments from emails, but I can't replace them w/ a text file. Notes:
I realize I can save the message to a file and edit the file using emacs, but that's kludgey and probably messes up "Content-Length" headers and stuff.
I also realize I can forward the message, with headers, to myself after removing the attachment. Again, kludgey.
I don't think Alpine lets me add attachments to stored mail (unless I want to send it somewhere [which messes up headers]), so I can't delete the big attachment and add a smaller one.
I realize I could write a Perl script to do this, but hoping for an existing well-tested solution.