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Author r.david.murray
Recipients r.david.murray, v+python
Date 2011-01-10.13:40:55
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The email package does have a 'parser headers only' mode, but it doesn't do what you want, since it reads the remainder of the file and sets it as the payload of the single, un-nested Message object it returns.

Adding a flag to tell it to stop parsing instead of doing that will probably be fairly simple, but is a feature request.

However, I'm not clear on how that helps.  Doesn't FieldStorage also load everything into memory?

There's an open feature request for providing a way to use alternate backing stores for the bodies of message parts in the email package, which *would* address this issue.
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