email forwarding program

Michael Hudson mwh at
Thu Jun 13 18:09:30 CEST 2002

mbell at (Matthew Bell) writes:

> Hi,
> I have a question regarding the email handling
> libraries in Python.  I'm trying to write a
> program that, based on some information it
> extracts from an email, forwards it to another
> person.  I've about figured out imaplib, but
> don't see how I can use it to forward on emails.

That's because you use smtplib to do that.  IMAP is for getting email.

> One possibility I've considered is to write out
> the email to a temp file, then make a call to
> the operating system to use the UNIX program
> mail

That seems a reasonable approach, too.  But you're looking for


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