[Tutor] Imaplib Select Fails while connecting folder(**Labelname) of gmail

Steven D'Aprano steve at pearwood.info
Tue May 1 03:29:40 CEST 2012

Anurag Maherchandani wrote:
> I am using imaplib module for connecting to Gmail Imap, and i am getting
> the below mentioned error.
> I am using select command to connect
> Labelname is  **LabelName
> I Get this Error:
>     resp, data = self._imap.select("**LabelName")
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/imaplib.py", line 642, in select
>     typ, dat = self._simple_command(name, mailbox)
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/imaplib.py", line 1060, in _simple_command
>     return self._command_complete(name, self._command(name, *args))
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.6/imaplib.py", line 895, in _command_complete
>     raise self.error('%s command error: %s %s' % (name, typ, data))
> imaplib.error: SELECT command error: BAD ['Could not parse command']
> whereas if the Labelname is
> ** LabelName
> It successfully connects.

Do you have a question? Since it successfully connects when you give the name 
"** LabelName", I don't understand what your problem is.

Is there something that makes you think that select("**LabelName") should also 


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