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Python Automation Cookbook

By : Jaime Buelta
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Python Automation Cookbook

By: Jaime Buelta

Overview of this book

Have you been doing the same old monotonous office work over and over again? Or have you been trying to find an easy way to make your life better by automating some of your repetitive tasks? Through a tried and tested approach, understand how to automate all the boring stuff using Python. The Python Automation Cookbook helps you develop a clear understanding of how to automate your business processes using Python, including detecting opportunities by scraping the web, analyzing information to generate automatic spreadsheets reports with graphs, and communicating with automatically generated emails. You’ll learn how to get notifications via text messages and run tasks while your mind is focused on other important activities, followed by understanding how to scan documents such as résumés. Once you’ve gotten familiar with the fundamentals, you’ll be introduced to the world of graphs, along with studying how to produce organized charts using Matplotlib. In addition to this, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of how to generate rich graphics showing relevant information. By the end of this book, you’ll have refined your skills by attaining a sound understanding of how to identify and correct problems to produce superior and reliable systems.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)

Sending notifications via email

In this recipe, we will cover how to send emails that will be send towards customers. An email that is sent in response to an action by a user, for example, a confirmation email or an alert email, is called a transactional email. Due to spam protection and other limitations, it is better to implement this kind of email with the help of external tools.

In this recipe, we will use Mailgun (, which is able to send this kind of email, as well as communicate responses.

Getting ready

We'll need to create an account in Mailgun. Go to to create one. Notice that the credit card information is optional.

Once registered, go to Domains to see there...