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Autoresponder for Hangouts

Autoresponder is a Django project that hosts static Hangouts bots.

I originally created it to avoid unnoticed messages to my forwarding accounts, but it's also found use with employees and small business owners.

The hosted version is available at https://gchat.simon.codes.

self-hosting

Autoresponder can also be self-hosted.

First, install the dependencies and connect your account:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt
$ python standalone_bot.py auth

You only need to run this once. The OAuth credentials will be written to your current working directory.

Then, start the bot:

$ python standalone_bot.py run my-email@gmail.com 'my autoresponse'

To further customize your bot, modify the constructor params for StandaloneBot at the bottom of standalone_bot.py (the arguments are documented in lib.chatworker.bot.AutoRespondBot).

email notifications

Email notifications are not enabled by default. To enable them you must configure gchatautorespond/settings_standalone.py to use your mail server. Gmail SMTP values are provided as an example; to use it, set DJ_EMAIL_HOST_USER to your gmail address and DJ_EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD to your password (or app password) as environment variables. Then, verify your configuration with:

DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=gchatautorespond.settings_standalone python manage.py sendtestemail from@example.com to@example.com

Once email sending is configured, you can enable autoresponses with notifications by running:

$ python standalone_bot.py notify my-email@gmail.com 'my autoresponse'

Or, you can just send notifications without responses with:

$ python standalone_bot.py notify my-email@gmail.com

In either case, notifications are sent from your DJ_EMAIL_HOST_USER to your provided email. You can control the recipient email by changing the notify_email parameter to StandaloneBot.

project layout

  • ansible: deployments
  • gchatautorespond/apps/autorespond: main django app
  • gchatautorespond/lib/chatworker: manages chat bots
  • nix: infra/config management
  • secrets: prod secrets (managed with transcypt)

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