POP and pop.py and/or poplib
timr at probo.com
Thu Mar 9 07:08:27 CET 2000
"Akhar" <akhar at videotron.ca> wrote:
>I am trying to write a front in html for my POP server so I can do stuff
>like on Hotmail, so I tried using pop.py but when I try to use the top
>command it stalls and sits there forever! also I am not able to print a
>correct email they are missing some line or are not properly formatted
>the same thin goes for poplib.py but it doesn't have the top function. Also
>all the example on the internet do not work ! (though I didn't try the ones
>that included deletion :))
Here is an example that works. It uses the poplib and rfc822 modules to
display a list of the headers currently in your mailbox. It is important
to note that the poplib.top returns a tuple of three items, the second of
which is a nested tuple containing the text lines. To view the lines, you
have to use something like 'for ln in p.top(i,15):'.
# vim: sw=4 ts=4
p = poplib.POP3('your.pop.server.com')
(numMsgs, totalSize) = p.stat()
print numMsgs, "messages totalling", totalSize, "bytes."
# For each message in the mailbox...
for i in range(numMsgs):
sio = StringIO.StringIO()
# Read the top 50 lines, join them into a string with newlines,
# and pass the string to an in-memory file.
sio.write( string.join( p.top(i+1,50), '\n') )
sio.seek( 0 )
# ...and pass the stringfile to rfc822.
m = rfc822.Message( sio )
tms = m.getdate('Date')
print '\r%3d %02d/%02d %02d:%02d' % ((i+1), tms, tms,
print string.replace( m.getheader('Subject'), '\n', ' ')[:63]
real,mail = m.getaddr('From')
if not real: real = mail
print ' ', real[:75]
if (i % 15) == 14:
s = raw_input "(press enter)"
if s == 'q': break
- Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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