are there any lib for receive hotmail ?

Hari Sekhon hpsekhon at
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.
> -tkc

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....

Hari Sekhon

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