The archives are both sent and received mail compressed in a hierarchy of weekly, monthly and yearly mbox files. I've chosen mbox for a variety of reasons but mostly because it is the simplest to implement with fetchmail.
After inspecting some of the archives, I've noticed that the larger files are a result of attachments sent by well meaning family members. Things like baby pictures, wedding pictures, etc.
What I would like to do is from this point forward strip out all of the attachments and only save the texts of the emails. What would be a sane way to do that using simple tools like fetchmail?"