Choosing Source Address to Bind Socket to in IMAP Client

Prasad, Ramit ramit.prasad at
Wed Nov 21 00:10:27 CET 2012

brintoul at wrote:
> On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 2:41:58 PM UTC-8, Prasad, Ramit wrote:
> > brintoul at wrote:
> >
> > Apologies, I misread your question.
> >
> > According to the imaplib docs, you can subclass IMAP4 and override
> > `` to create the socket and bind it to the desired interface.
> > You could also connect using IMAP4 and then close/reopen the socket
> > inside the IMAP4 connection object.
> >
> > I hope that is more help,
> > Ramit
> >
> Thanks, yes, that helps!  Just out of curiosity, can you give me a quick link to the docs you are looking at?
> I'm not seeing anything which gets very specific in the docs for Python 2.7 at ...

It is not very specific or helpful but here is the text in question.

''', port)
    Opens socket to port at host. This method is implicitly called by the IMAP4 constructor. The connection objects established by this method will be used in the read, readline, send, and shutdown methods. You may override this method.


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