On Thu, Aug 23, 2012 at 2:18 PM, Cameron Simpson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 23Aug2012 21:20, raj sourabh <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> | I am trying to make a script that does the following:
> | * Checks any new mail on my gmail/yahoo account
> | * If any new messages - invoke a script on local system ( script will
> | generate a number)
> | * respond to the mail with this number
> | I have tried many things to achieve this did not succeed. If anyone has
> | done anything of this kind, Please share your ideas.
> I would be inclined to use IMAP to talk to each mail service (to get at
> the message list without fetching the message contents). My language of
> choice would be Python, both because I like it and because it has an
> IMAP library as standard.
> There are a whole bunch of issues you need to sort out though: storing
> passwords (at a minimum, store then in a separate file with private
> permissions i.e. rw-------) and storing the mailbox state - the list of
> messages that were present on your last check. A trivial approach might
> be to dump all the IMAP message ids to a file as plain text, one per
> line. On the next poll, read that file, reread the IMAP list, count new
> items and rewrite the file with the current state. Very simple.
it might be simpler to auto fwd email to a local filesystem and deal with
mail files directly!
> Cameron Simpson <email@example.com>
> I am perfectly capable of cooking myself. - firstname.lastname@example.org
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