Hi guys,

My university recently switched mail services and in order to maintain our new listservs we have to import the emails using a different format. I have all the emails in a text file like this:

test@testing.com
test2@testing.com
test3@testing.com

In order to import it to the new mailing system it has to be in this format:

<test@testing.com> ""
<test2@testing.com>""
<test3@test.com>""

since there are lot of records I don't want to go through and edit each individually. I can import the text file, but just cannot add the characters to the list, I have tried li.append, but can't figure out why it will not work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

thanks!

Hi there,
Welcome to daniweb. Please post down the code that you have written :). So that we could explore upon whats going on :).

oh oops my mistake.

this is what I have so far:

import sys

def maillist(file1):
    f1 = (openfile1)
    """Return new standardized email list"""
    new_list = []
    for value in f1:
        new_email = "<"+value[0:]+">"+"''"
        new_list.append(new_email)
    return new_list

f1 = (openfile1)
print (f1)
f1 = maillist(f1)
print (f1)