email package SIG

<H3>email package SIG</H3>

The <a href="http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/module-email.html">email package</a> is a standard Python package that comes with Python. This SIG's mission is to define, implement, enhance, and maintain the email package for Python. Goals include:

<ul> <li>Improving the API <li>Improving performance and usability <li>Adding support for additional email RFCs </ul>

Several versions of the email package are available, and may be included with your Python distribution. All are also available as distutils-based standalone packages from the <a href="http://pypi.python.org/pypi/email" >Python Cheese Shop</a>. Here is the breakdown of package availability and compatibility:

<p><table width="100%" border="1"> <tr><th>email package version</th>

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<th>released with</th> <th>compatible with</th></tr>

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<tr><td>2.5.7</td>
<td>Python 2.3.6 [*]</td> <td>Python 2.1 to 2.5</td></tr>
<tr><td>3.0.1</td>
<td>Python 2.4.3</td> <td>Python 2.3 to 2.5</td></tr>
<tr><td>4.0</td>
<td>Python 2.5 [**]</td> <td>Python 2.3 to 2.5</td></tr>

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<p>[*] The last release of the Python 2.3 family was 2.3.5, which included email 2.5.6. If Python 2.3.6 ever gets released it will include email 2.5.7.

<p>[**] Python 2.5 is currently under development and has not yet been released.

<p>There is, of course, always more to do, so please join the <a href="http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/email-sig">email sig mailing list</a> (<a href="http://mail.python.org/pipermail/email-sig/">archives</a>) for further discussions on the direction of this SIG. Note that this SIG replaces the old mimelib project at SourceForge. Use the Python project trackers for all bug reports.

<p>The tarball is signed with Barry Warsaw's OpenPGP key ID <a href="http://barry.warsaw.us/barrypub-gpg.asc">ED9D77D5</a>.

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