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The mimetools Module

The Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) standard defines how to store non-ASCII text, images, and other data in RFC 822-style messages.

The mimetools module, shown in Example 6-3, contains a number of tools for writing programs that read or write MIME messages. Among other things, it contains a version of the rfc822 module's Message class, which knows a bit more about MIME encoded messages.

Example 6-3. Using the mimetools Module

File: mimetools-example-1.py

import mimetools

file = open("samples/sample.msg")

msg = mimetools.Message(file)

print "type", "=>", msg.gettype()
print "encoding", "=>", msg.getencoding()
print "plist", "=>", msg.getplist()

print "header", "=>"
for k, v in msg.items():
 print " ", k, "=", v

type => text/plain
encoding => 7bit
plist => ['charset="iso-8859-1"']
header =>
 mime-version = 1.0
 content-type = text/plain;
 charset="iso-8859-1"
 to = effbot@spam.egg
 date = Fri, 15 Oct 1999 03:21:15 -0400
 content-transfer-encoding = 7bit
 from = "Fredrik Lundh" 
 subject = By the way...
...

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Python Standard Library
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ISBN: 0596000960
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2000
Pages: 252
Authors: Fredrik Lundh
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