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pymmails 0.2.99

A module to download emails from an IMAP4 server



The module was started to grab emails using IMAP and to store them on a local disk. I now use it to download to material sent by my students before an oral presentation. I receive many of them and it is usually annoying to download them one by one. Here is the code I use:

from pyquickhelper import fLOG
from pymmails import MailBoxImap
user = ""
pwd = "passsword"
server = "imap.your_provider.ext"
box = MailBoxImap(user, pwd, server)

A parameter pattern can be added to look for a subset of emails:

            pattern='FROM "xavier"')

Below, some examples of patterns:

pattern='FROM "xavier" SINCE 1-Feb-2013'
pattern='FROM "xavier" SINCE 1-Feb-2013 BEFORE 5-May-2013'
pattern='FROM "xavier" SINCE 1-Feb-2013 BEFORE 5-May-2013 UNANSWERED'
pattern='CC "jacques" FROM "xavier" DELETED'
pattern='TEXT "github"'
pattern='LARGER 10000 SMALLER 1000000'
pattern='SUBJECT "programmation"'
pattern='TO "student" FLAGGED'


This project contains various helper about logging functions, unit tests and help generation.

  • a source folder: src
  • a unit test folder: _unittests, go to this folder and run
  • a _doc folder: _doc, it will contains the documentation
  • a file to build and to install the module
  • a file to build the sphinx documentation


  • 0.3 - 2014/??/??
    • change: add a version parameter
    • fix: the setup does not need the file README.rst anymore
    • add: method pymmails.grabber.email_message.EmailMessage.get_to
    • add: method pymmails.grabber.mailboximap.MailBoxImap.enumerate_search_person to grap all emails received from or send to a person
    • fix: fix paths of embedded images in emails when dumping them on disk
    • new: functions to send emails, see pymmails.sender.email_sender
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