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A library for interacting with the website

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Python Slippery

A python library for interacting with the burner email website

By Carter Yagemann


This library provides a pure Python abstraction for the burner email website Slippery. It works with Python 2.x.

Slippery is a website that allows users to create temporary burner email addresses to receive emails. This is useful for testing email services or for filling out forms that force you to provide an email address.

Since the site has no API, I decided to create this library. The library supports creating new burner email addresses, checking for emails, and fetching their contents. In the spirit of burners, the library also supports SOCKS5 proxies should you want to interact with Slippery via a SSH tunnel, tor, or other proxy.


The module is on PyPI, install using pip:

$ pip install python-slippery


You will need to install python-slippery’s dependencies:

$ pip install -Ur requirements.txt

and then you can import the module.


Getting Started

The core of the library is the BurnerEmail object. Here are some examples on how to use it:

from slippery.burner_email import BurnerEmail

email = BurnerEmail.generate()              # create a new email address
print email.getmailto()                     # send emails here!
email.setinbox('aaaaa', 'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa') # use this instead of generate if you
                                            # already have an email
msgs = email.fetch_emails()                 # see what's in the inbox
print email.fetch_email('12345')            # get the contents of an email
email.delete_email('12345')                 # delete an email

When you use the method fetch_emails() it returns an array of dictionaries with the following form:

{'id':int, 'sender':str, 'subject':str, 'date':str}

id is what should be passed to fetch_email() and delete_email().

The library also includes a useful method for setting a SOCKS5 proxy:

from slippery import proxy
proxy.set_proxy('localhost', '9050')

And that’s it! Super simple. There’s also an example of a very simple console program in the examples directory of the repo.


Documentation is available via pydoc:

$ pydoc slippery.[model]


Copyright 2016 Carter Yagemann

This file is part of python-slippery.

python-slippery is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

python-slippery is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with python-slippery. If not, see <>.

Carter Yagemann

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