Reading new mail from outlook using Python

Pete Stapley pstapley at
Mon Mar 24 22:28:04 CET 2008

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.


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,
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