Last night I was looking for an image I knew a model had mailed me a few months ago, as we were talking about rescheduling a shoot at the weekend. I couldn't find it, even with my awesome mail client and filing system.
With some free time I figured I could write a little utility to dump all attachments from email folders, and find it that way.
It did cross my mind that there is the simple mail-utility for dumping headers, etc, called formail, which is distributed alongside procmail, but it doesn't handle attachments ..
I was tempted to write a general purpose script to dump attachments, email header values, etc, etc but given the lack of time I merely solved my own problem.
I suspect there is room for a "mail utilities" package, similar to Joey's "moreutils" and my "sysadmin utils". However I note that there is a GNU Mailutils which does things differently than I'd expect - i.e. it contains a POP3 server.
Still if you want to dump attachments from emails, have GMIME installed, and want to filter by attachment-name, or MIME-type, you might look at my trivial attachment-dump program.
Related to that I spent some time last night updating my photography site, so the animals & pets section has updated images at least.
During the course of that I found a bug in my static-site generator, templer which stopped it from automatically populating image height/widths when called in a glob:
Title: Pets & Animals Images: file_glob( "*.jpg" ) --- This is the page body, it now has access to a variable called 'images' which is a HTML::Template loop-structure containing name/height/width/etc for each image in the current directory.
That should now be resolved, and life should once again be good.