are there any lib for receive hotmail ?
hpsekhon at googlemail.com
Tue Sep 5 18:29:35 CEST 2006
Tim Chase wrote:
>> And receiving hotmail (or any outher webmail) using scraping
>> techniques is a daunting task, to say the least - you should
>> forget about that IMHO.
> There's a perl project called "gotmail" that will do the scraping
> to dump in a local mailbox file (I don't remember whether it's MH
> or mbox format). You can snag it at
> Thus, there's evidence that Hotmail can be scraped, but it seems
> they have a never-ending battle against Hotmail, trying to keep
> up with changes.
> I don't know of any Python projects doing the same sort of thing.
> It might not be too hard to port the Perl project over to
> Python, but one would be an extra level removed from scraping
> Hotmail, playing catchup not only with Hotmail, but then porting
> the latest fixes from Gotmail.
> There are a couple other Hotmail-to-mbox scrapers I've heard of,
> but haven't tried.
I know this isn't technically helping, but why use hotmail when gmail is
so much better and gives you pop access? Even old yahoo gives you pop
access to your mailbox....
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