My original question concerned identifying where the header
finished and the message body started.
And the answer is that the message header starts with the word
From and finishes with the first emtpy line. (I guess I've been
using unix too long to expect it to be that simple) thanks to all
those who replied on that one and to Jon Bidinger who kindly
forwarded a copy of RFC-822 for some light bedtime reading.
Other suggestions were to use procmail to filter the incomming
e-mail, which I will look into if is saves re-inventing the
wheel, although once I can seperate the header and body I can
scan for the fields that I need., process the contents of the
body and do a proper reply.
RAM Mobile Data Ltd.
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