Deprecated since release 2.3.
package should be used in
preference to the mimetools
module is present only to maintain backward
This module defines a subclass of the
Message class and a number of utility functions that are
useful for the manipulation for MIME multipart or encoded message.
It defines the following items:
- class Message(fp[, seekable])
Return a new instance of the Message class. This is a
subclass of the rfc822.Message class, with some additional
methods (see below). The seekable argument has the same meaning
as for rfc822.Message.
Return a unique string that has a high likelihood of being usable as a
part boundary. The string has the form
- decode(input, output, encoding)
Read data encoded using the allowed MIME encoding from open file
object input and write the decoded data to open file object
output. Valid values for encoding include
- encode(input, output, encoding)
Read data from open file object input and write it encoded using
the allowed MIME encoding to open file object output.
Valid values for encoding are the same as for decode().
- copyliteral(input, output)
Read lines from open file input until EOF and write them to
open file output.
- copybinary(input, output)
Read blocks until EOF from open file input and write them to
open file output. The block size is currently fixed at 8192.
- Module email:
- Comprehensive email handling package; supercedes
the mimetools module.
- Module rfc822:
- Provides the base class for
- Module multifile:
- Support for reading files which contain
distinct parts, such as MIME data.
The MIME Frequently Asked Questions document. For an
overview of MIME, see the answer to question 1.1 in Part 1
of this document.
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