I've just released the (standalone) email package version 2.3. This is identical to the version that is in the current cvs development tree for Python 2.3. It is made available as a distutils package for installing in earlier versions of Python. It is compatible with Python 2.1.3 and Python 2.2.1.
The email package is a new package for parsing, handling, and generating email messages and other RFC 2822 style documents. It conforms to most of the email related RFCs including 2045-2047 (the MIME RFCs) and 2231. It is intended to replace several older modules in the standard distribution, such as rfc822, mimetools, multifile, mimify, and MIMEWriter, and such non-standard modules as mimecntl.
email-2.3.tar.gz is available from the mimelib project on SourceForge: