Sunday, June 29, 2008

imap to text messaging

A few days ago I got unlimited text messaging for my cell phone. This is a new thing for me. One feature that I didn't know that I was going to get is the ability to receive a text message that is sent to me via e-mail ( though not to send a text message to e-mail w/o getting an extra charge ).

I got to thinking that it would be nice to able to get e-mail through my phone while away from my computer. Ideally the technique for doing this would be independent of my email provider. After searching for and failing to find a program that would do this I ended up writing a python script that would monitor my IMAP inbox and send me a text message whenever a new entry appeared. The program is available in github:


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