Specifying the End of the Post

Postie has a setting called “Tag Of Message End” which allows you to specify some text that indicates the end of the post. This is useful when the email is coming from a mailing list and you want to automatically strip out the footers or your ISP adds unwanted text to the end of your emails.

The default value of “Tag Of Message End” is “:end”.

So if your message looks like:

Here is my message
:end

Postie will remove everything after and including the “:end” resulting in a post like:

Here is my message

If your incoming emails look like:

Daily Backup of Database ( test )
Rotating last weeks Backup...
removed `/var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-12_07h47m.Friday.sql.gz'

Backup Information for /var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-19_07h47m.Friday.sql
         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
                563                1412  64.4% /var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-19_07h47m.Friday.sql
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Backup End Fri Sep 19 07:47:03 BST 2014
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Total disk space used for backup storage..
Size - Location
682M /var/lib/automysqlbackup

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If you find AutoMySQLBackup valuable please make a donation at
http://sourceforge.net/project/project_donations.php?group_id=101066
======================================================================

You could change the “Tag Of Message End” to “If you find AutoMySQLBackup” and your post will look like:

Daily Backup of Database ( test )
Rotating last weeks Backup...
removed `/var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-12_07h47m.Friday.sql.gz'

Backup Information for /var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-19_07h47m.Friday.sql
         compressed        uncompressed  ratio uncompressed_name
                563                1412  64.4% /var/lib/automysqlbackup/daily/test/test_2014-09-19_07h47m.Friday.sql
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Backup End Fri Sep 19 07:47:03 BST 2014
======================================================================
Total disk space used for backup storage..
Size - Location
682M /var/lib/automysqlbackup

======================================================================

Note you can’t use “====” as the “Tag Of Message End” as Postie looks for the tag starting at the beginning of the message and will remove too much.


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