Reddit Bot

!/usr/bin/python """ This bot searches a subreddit for specified keyword and sends an email notification to defined address. Use at your own risk. No warranty ^_^ Got suggestions? Have it your way :) """ # following are required and must be installed import praw import time import datetime import os import smtplib import email.utils from email.mime.text import MIMEText #Lets define the agent agent='Your unique bot agent' + str( #and of course adding time to make it more unique r = praw.Reddit(user_agent=agent) #Lets define our variables postids=[] #Bot will not search through posts it's already found results in toaddr = '[email protected]' # Change this fromaddr = '[email protected]' # Change this subname = 'subreddit name' #without /r/ searchfor = 'your keyword' while True: print("[+] Searching again \n \n \n") results =, subreddit=subname, limit=0, sort='new') for post in results: if in open("postids.txt",'r').read(): #if in postids: #If we have already looked at this post, ignore it print "Post previously found." break else: print(post.title) print(post.url) postids.append( with open("postids.txt","a") as botfile: botfile.write( botfile.close() title = post.title url = post.url #lest create the message msg = MIMEText('Post title: ' + title + '\n Post URL: ' + url) msg['To'] = email.utils.formataddr(('Recipient', toaddr)) msg['From'] = email.utils.formataddr(('RedditBot', fromaddr)) msg['Subject'] = title server = smtplib.SMTP('localhost') #Change this server.set_debuglevel(False) # show communication with the server. Change it to disable smtp debug log. try: server.sendmail(fromaddr, [toaddr], msg.as_string()) print "Email sent" finally: server.quit() time.sleep(1800) #Sleep for 1800 seconds or 30 minutes and search again