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I'm trying to run this python code on tommy:


import imaplib
import email


mail = imaplib.IMAP4_SSL('imap.gmail.com')
mail.login('myaccount@gmail.com', 'mypwd')
x,y=mail.status('INBOX','(MESSAGES UNSEEN)')
print messages
print unseen 


It doesn't execute it because it doen't print anything. Can you help me?
Simpler codes with only a print execute well


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Gmail is a known issue, and it's to do with Google's security. It doesn't like being accessed because of its security requirements. You need to do a few things...


First, make sure you go in your Google settings and turn on the "Allow less secure applications to access your account" option. With this setting turned off, the only apps that work are the gmail website and cell phones. Even Microsoft Outlook requires that setting be turned on...


After that, you need to write your Python to use SSL for IMAP and access their server on port 993. I don't know how to do this step in Python, so you'll need to refer to the documentation for that.

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