octoback octoback - 4 months ago 12
Python Question

Python imaplib fetch body emails gmail

I read this already and wrote this script to fetch body for emails in some mail box which title begins with '$' and is sent by some sender.

import email, getpass, imaplib, os

detach_dir = "F:\PYTHONPROJECTS" # where you will save attachments
user = raw_input("Enter your GMail username --> ")
pwd = getpass.getpass("Enter your password --> ")

# connect to the gmail imap server
m = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL("imap.gmail.com")
m.login(user, pwd)

m.select("PETROLEUM") # here you a can choose a mail box like INBOX instead
# use m.list() to get all the mailboxes

resp, items = m.search(None, '(FROM "EIA_eLists@eia.gov")')
items = items[0].split() # getting the mails id

my_msg = [] # store relevant msgs here in please
msg_cnt = 0
break_ = False
for emailid in items[::-1]:
resp, data = m.fetch(emailid, "(RFC822)")
if ( break_ ):
break
for response_part in data:
if isinstance(response_part, tuple):
msg = email.message_from_string(response_part[1])
varSubject = msg['subject']
if varSubject[0] == '$':
msg_cnt += 1
my_msg.append(msg)
print msg_cnt
print email.message_from_string(response_part[1])
if ( msg_cnt == 5 ):
break_ = True


if I print
email.message_from_string(response_part[1])
, I can see it contains first information (header, from, to, date...), the the full text body. But, I cannot fetch the body itself.
email.message_from_string(response_part[0])
prints mails IDS, and
email.message_from_string(response_part[2])
is out of range.
email.message_from_string(response_part[1][0])
neither is doing it.

Thanks and regards.

UPDATE

Now, I can almost have body text. However, it is still spoilt by an information statement coming first. I get as a result

From nobody Tue Dec 25 11:42:58 2012

US=3D$4.030

EastCst=3D$4.036

NewEng=3D$4.205

CenAtl=3D$4.149

LwrAtl=3D$3.921

Midwst=3D$3.984

GulfCst=3D$3.945

RkyMt=3D$4.195

WCst=3D$4.187

CA=3D$4.268


and I would like to get rid of
From nobody Tue Dec 25 11:42:58 2012
which is information. I know I could parse text look for first relevant line... i know.

The code for achieving so (to plug in my first sample) is

if varSubject[0] == '$':
r, d = m.fetch(emailid, "(UID BODY[TEXT])")
msg_cnt += 1
my_msg.append(msg)
print email.message_from_string(d[0][1])


Do you have a better way (no info string) ??? More: what is the command to now fetch the date ? I know that I can do
varDate = msg['date']
where suited above, but how to just fetch day-month-year ? THANKS

Answer

You can get the contents of the body by doing any of the following

msg.as_string()
str(msg)
repr(msg)

http://docs.python.org/2.7/library/email.message.html#email.message.Message