Using imaplib module with GMAIL's IMAP - hangs

gregpinero at gmail.com gregpinero at gmail.com
Thu Nov 8 20:22:59 CET 2007


On Nov 8, 1:52 pm, Jason <tenax.racc... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Nov 8, 11:41 am, "gregpin... at gmail.com" <gregpin... at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm trying to get a list of messages from GMAIL using it's new IMAP
> > access.
>
> > So far I've tried running this command but it just hangs.  Any ideas?
>
> > >>> import imaplib
> > >>> M=imaplib.IMAP4('imap.gmail.com',993)
>
> > I figured that's the first line to run from this example:http://docs.python.org/lib/imap4-example.html
>
> > Here are the configuration settings GMAIL says to use:https://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=78799
>
> > Thanks for any help.
>
> > -Greg
>
> Well, Google states that it's using SSL.  You're not using the SSL
> with your example code.  Take a look in the imaplib module.  At least
> under Python 2.5, there's also an IMAP4_SSL class:
>
> >>> import imaplib
> >>> mail = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL('imap.gmail.com', 993)
>
> That worked for me.  I could then use the login method to log into the
> mail server.
>
>   --Jason


Followup question.  My ultimate goal is to get all messages with a
certain GMAIL label.  I'm going under the assumption labels will
appear as folders over IMAP.  Any idea how to access folders with
IMAP?

-Greg




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