Brett_Tabke - 1:10 am on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
I do similar with a couple of sites myself. It is slick to do it that way. Having access to the direct mbox file is a boon for easy checking without have to be annoyed by a pop3 or imap checker.
The rock stock perl HTML parsers are not help? You can put them in your own code and skip the whole 'module' issue. There are alot of html strippers out there that are pretty easy to strip.