Email is one of the oldest forms of digital communication, but it is still one of the most popular. Python’s standard library includes modules for sending, receiving, and storing email messages.
imaplib uses the IMAP protocol to manipulate messages stored on
a server. It provides a low-level API for IMAP clients, and can
query, retrieve, move, and delete messages.
Local message archives can be created and modified with
using several standard formats including the popular mbox and
Maildir formats used by many email client programs.