newbie - POPLIB, MIMETOOLS and SMTPLIB - aaarrrghh!
jhauser at ifm.uni-kiel.de
Mon Feb 19 12:37:31 CET 2001
"Andrew" <astuart at NO.mira.SPAMnet> writes:
> Hi there
> sorry for being such a newbie.
> In summary, I am trying to write a script which reads a POP mailbox,
> extracts the "subject" line from each message, and emails a message back to
> the sender, echoing the "subject" line. Weird problems everywhere!
> I can get POPLIB to read emails, but I can't get MIMETOOLS to read the
> emails - so there's no way for me to get the subject line out.
> I can get SMTPLIB to send emails, but I can;t work out how to include a
> subject line in the email.
> I've looked for days throughout the Internet for solutions to these
> seemingly simple problems but I can't find anything.
> Why would it be so hard for MIMETOOLS to read messages that come from
> POPLIB? Surely they are designed to work together?
I'm not clear, why you want to use mimetools to read a plain email.
An example for this is included in the poplib.py file
a = POP3(TESTSERVER)
(numMsgs, totalSize) = a.stat()
for i in range(1, numMsgs + 1):
(header, msg, octets) = a.retr(i)
print "Message ", `i`, ':'
for line in msg:
print ' ' + line
If this does not work some more information about your errors would be
> Why so hard to include a subject line using SMTPLIB?
For an example with subject line try this
>>> print s.sendmail.__doc__
Institut fuer Meereskunde phone: 49-431-597 3989
Dept. Theoretical Oceanography fax : 49-431-565876
Duesternbrooker Weg 20 email: jhauser at ifm.uni-kiel.de
24105 Kiel, Germany
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