How to read email and do not mark it as READ...?

Anders Eriksson amez at swipnet.se
Sat Sep 15 13:37:45 CEST 2001


On 15 Sep 2001 00:06:28 -0700, jriveramerla at yahoo.com (Jose Rivera)
wrote:

>Hi...
>   I want to make a script that fetch the email to my HardDisk...
>pop.py and imap.py works ok, but they leave the message marked as READ
>and I don't want that...
>   I know PowerBuilder can do it, so there must be a way in Python...
>

Using POP you have to 
issue the 'command' RSET just before QUIT. See RFC 1725

e.g.

import getpass, poplib

M = poplib.POP3('localhost')
M.user(getpass.getuser())
M.pass_(getpass.getpass())
numMessages = len(M.list()[1])
for i in range(numMessages):
    for j in M.retr(i+1)[1]:
        print j
# reset read flag
M.rset()

#close connection
M.quit()


// Anders





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