IMAP4_SSL and OpenSSL compatibility

W. Martin Borgert debacle at
Tue Feb 26 17:57:41 CET 2013

Quoting "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at>:
> W. Martin Borgert <debacle <at>> writes:
>> When I add an ssl_version argument to the call to
>> ssl.wrap_socket() in, I can connect to
>> the Exchange server without problems:
>> self.sslobj = ssl.wrap_socket(self.sock, self.keyfile, self.certfile,
>>                               ssl_version = ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv3)
>> Would it make sense, to make this change in the Python standard
>> library?
> There is already the ssl_context option for that:

Many thanks! Two more questions:

  1. Is there any plan to backport this Python >= 3.3 feature to
     Python 2?

  2. Would the following lines be correct for Python 3.3?

     >>> import imaplib
     >>> IMAP4_SSL("", ssl_context =  


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