Reading new mail from outlook using Python

SPJ mail2spj at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 25 16:28:06 CET 2008


Thanks...

I could access the folders in outlook express using the COM interface. Now I am stuck with how to read to a file only new mails. 

Anyone knows how to achieve this?

Thanks
SPJ


--- On Tue, 3/25/08, Pete Stapley <pstapley at howaboutnow.net> wrote:

> From: Pete Stapley <pstapley at howaboutnow.net>
> Subject: Re: Reading new mail from outlook using Python
> To: mail2spj at yahoo.com
> Cc: python-list at python.org
> Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2008, 2:58 AM
> Well on a FreeBSD/Unix system you can use the .forward to
> pipe the 
> incoming mail for a user to a program. Below is the
> contents of my 
> .forward that invokes procmail.
> 
> "|/usr/local/bin/procmail -m
> /path/to/conf/.procmailrc"
> 
> So I imagine you could do something like this in a
> .forward.
> 
> "|/path/myprogram.py"
> 
> SPJ wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I am trying to create new tickets in the ticketing
> system using 
> > python. When I receive new email from a particular
> address, I have to 
> > trigger the python script and parse the mail  in
> required format.
> >
> > The  main hurdle here is,  how to invoke the script on
> arrival of new 
> > mail? I checked the outlook settings and found that it
> supports only 
> > microsoft VB script and Jscript. Is there any other
> way? I mean, if I 
> > make a daemon, how will it be notified of new mail? Is
> there any 
> > python module that does this?
> >
> > I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this,
> since it is also 
> > a microsoft related question. But any help is
> appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > SPJ
> >
> >
> >
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