Processes incoming email from NetFlix and creates an RSS feed out of them.
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README.md

netflix-dvd-feed

netflix-dvd-feed is a script that scans email from NetFlix and creates an RSS feed for DVDs. It should be run as a cronjob. It's a replacement for their AtHomeRSS feed, which was discontinued in September 2012.

There's a description of the reasons for the framework at my blog.

Getting Started

  1. Forward all your email from Netflix (or DVD.com) to a new mailbox, say, netflix@yourdomain.com
  2. Rename netflix-dvd-feed.cfg.sample to netflix-dvd-feed.cfg
  3. Customize the variables in netflix-dvd-feed.cfg (More on this below.)
  4. Set up a cronjob that runs netflix-dvd-feed every day.
  5. Bob's your uncle.

What It Does

In addition to scanning and parsing email from NetFlix and making a feed out of it, it logs its progress to a logfile, and if it runs into trouble (say, because NetFlix changes the format of their email), it'll email you.

The logfile it writes looks something like this:

2012-10-11, 11:14   0s OK
2012-10-10, 11:14   1s OK (Wrote 1 new item.)
2012-10-09, 11:14   0s OK
2012-10-08, 11:14   1s OK (Wrote 1 new item.)

The RSS feed it writes validates at the feed validation service.

Customizing netflix-dvd-feed.cfg

netflix-dvd-feed.cfg looks like this:

[main]
domain = yourdomain.com
name = John Doe
url_base = netflixdvds.%(domain)s
logfile = logfile.txt
rss_base = AtHomeRSS
[smtp]
from_addr = dvds_at_home_script@yourdomain.com
to = johnd@yourdomain.com
user = smtp_username
password = mooltipass
[imap]
mailbox = mail.yourdomain.com
user = netflix@yourdomain.com
password = mooltipass

The Main Section

This section refers to stuff like the name and location of the new RSS file.

domain: This is the domain that the script resides at and will write the RSS feed to.
name: The name of the person to whom the NetFlix feed belongs.
url_base: The base of the URL that the RSS feed is at.
logfile: The name of the logfile.
rss_base: The base filename of the RSS file. '.xml' will be appended to the end.

Given the example above, the complete URL for the feed would be http://netflixdvds.yourdomain.com/AtHomeRSS.xml.

The SMTP Section

This section is for when the script needs to email you that it ran into a problem

from_addr: The address from which email will be sent.
to: The address to which email should be sent if there's a problem.
user: The SMTP username used to access email.
password: The SMTP password needed to send email.

The IMAP Section

This section refers to the mailbox to which you're forwarding your email from NetFlix.

mailbox: The internet address of the email mailbox.
user: The user for the email address to which you've forwarded the NetFlix email.
password: The IMAP password.

Debugging

Run the command with the --debug flag for it to print output directly to stdout.

Licence

This software uses the MIT License.

Thanks!

--David Blume