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Jelle van der Waa

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It’s been almost a month since python-zarafa has been released on Github. Although the initial commit already contained a lot of features, we added a few nice new features in the month June.
In this post I will describe the new features we added and I will hopefully provide a new post about improvements on a monthly basis.

Maildir

The first new feature is maildir support for folders and was added 20 days ago in this commit.

import zarafa
user = zarafa.Server().user('username')
# Export inbox to maildir in current working directory
user.store.inbox.maildir() 

# Import maildir to inbox
user.store.inbox.read_maildir('Maildir')

Named properties

The second new feature is support for named properties, named properties are described in this post on Microsoft’s technet. These properties are for example set on mail messages:

  • x-viruschecked
  • x-env-sender

These properties now show up in item.properties().

Quota support

The third feature is support for quotas, Zarafa is capable of setting quota’s (hard/soft/warning) globally, per company and per user. For example:

import zarafa

# User quota
user = zarafa.Server().user('username')
print "User store size ",user.store.size
print "User quota warning limit ",user.quota.warn_limit
print "User quota soft warning limit ",user.quota.soft_limit
print "User quota hard warning limit ",user.quota.hard_limit

# Company quota
companies = zarafa.Server().companies()
for company in companies:
	print "Company warning limit ",company.quota.warn_limit

Address Class

The last big feature adds an Address class which contains information about for example the sender of an email.

import zarafa
user = zarafa.Server().user('username')
for mail in user.store.inbox.items():
	print "Sender of email " mail.sender.name
	print "From email " mail.sender.email

Smaller changes are:

  • support for http:// socket
  • user.fullname
  • support for accessing PR_EC_STATSTABLE’s (these tables contain information displayed by zarafa-stats)
  • public folder support
  • bugfixes

Please note that the API is still a work in progress and a lot of functionality might get renamed and refactored in the future. In the future we hope to eventually provide a stable API and online documentation.
If there are any questions, feel free to contact me via email!