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Python IMAP for Human beings

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Python library for reading IMAP mailboxes and converting email content to machine readable data

Requirements

Python (3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 3.6)

Installation

pip install imbox

Usage

from imbox import Imbox

# SSL Context docs https://docs.python.org/3/library/ssl.html#ssl.create_default_context

with Imbox('imap.gmail.com',
        username='username',
        password='password',
        ssl=True,
        ssl_context=None,
        starttls=False) as imbox:

    # Get all folders
    status, folders_with_additional_info = imbox.folders()

    # Gets all messages from the inbox
    all_inbox_messages = imbox.messages()

    # Unread messages
    unread_inbox_messages = imbox.messages(unread=True)

    # Flagged messages
    inbox_flagged_messages = imbox.messages(flagged=True)

    # Un-flagged messages
    inbox_unflagged_messages = imbox.messages(unflagged=True)

    # Flagged messages
    flagged_messages = imbox.messages(flagged=True)

    # Un-flagged messages
    unflagged_messages = imbox.messages(unflagged=True)

    # Messages sent FROM
    inbox_messages_from = imbox.messages(sent_from='sender@example.org')

    # Messages sent TO
    inbox_messages_to = imbox.messages(sent_to='receiver@example.org')

    # Messages received before specific date
    inbox_messages_received_before = imbox.messages(date__lt=datetime.date(2018, 7, 31))

    # Messages received after specific date
    inbox_messages_received_after = imbox.messages(date__gt=datetime.date(2018, 7, 30))

    # Messages received on a specific date
    inbox_messages_received_on_date = imbox.messages(date__on=datetime.date(2018, 7, 30))

    # Messages whose subjects contain a string
    inbox_messages_subject_christmas = imbox.messages(subject='Christmas')

    # Messages from a specific folder
    messages_in_folder_social = imbox.messages(folder='Social')

    for uid, message in all_inbox_messages:
    # Every message is an object with the following keys

        message.sent_from
        message.sent_to
        message.subject
        message.headers
        message.message_id
        message.date
        message.body.plain
        message.body.html
        message.attachments

    # To check all available keys
        print(message.keys())


    # To check the whole object, just write

        print(message)

        {
        'headers':
            [{
                'Name': 'Received-SPF',
                'Value': 'pass (google.com: domain of ......;'
            },
            {
                'Name': 'MIME-Version',
                'Value': '1.0'
            }],
        'body': {
            'plain': ['ASCII'],
            'html': ['HTML BODY']
        },
        'attachments':  [{
            'content': <StringIO.StringIO instance at 0x7f8e8445fa70>,
            'filename': "avatar.png",
            'content-type': 'image/png',
            'size': 80264
        }],
        'date': u 'Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:56:26 +0300',
        'message_id': u '51F22BAA.1040606',
        'sent_from': [{
            'name': u 'Martin Rusev',
            'email': 'martin@amon.cx'
        }],
        'sent_to': [{
            'name': u 'John Doe',
            'email': 'john@gmail.com'
        }],
        'subject': u 'Hello John, How are you today'
        }

    # With the message id, several actions on the message are available:
    # delete the message
    imbox.delete(uid)

    # mark the message as read
    imbox.mark_seen(uid)

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Changelog

Running the tests

You can run the imbox tests with tox.

Requirements:
  • the supported python versions
  • tox. Tox is packaged in Debian and derivatives distributions.

On Ubuntu, you can install several python versions with:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:deadsnakes/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install python3.X

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