This module defines a class, POP3, which encapsulates a connection
to an POP3 server and implements the protocol as defined in RFC 1725. The POP3
class supports both the minimal and optional command sets.
Note that POP3, though widely supported, is obsolescent. The implementation quality of POP3
servers varies widely, and too many are quite poor. If your mailserver supports IMAP, you
would be better off using the
imaplib.IMAP4 class, as IMAP servers tend to be better implemented.
A single class is provided by the poplib module:
- This class implements the actual POP3 protocol. The connection is created when the
instance is initialized. If port is omitted, the standard POP3 port (110) is
One exception is defined as an attribute of the poplib module:
- exception error_proto
- Exception raised on any errors. The reason for the exception is passed to the
constructor as a string.