IMAP Email Content

The imap_email_content sensor platform will read emails from an IMAP email server and report them as a state change within Home Assistant. This is useful if you have a device that only reports its state via email.


To enable this sensor, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: imap_email_content
    port: 993
    username: USERNAME
    password: PASSWORD

Configuration variables:

  • server (Required): The IP address or hostname of the IMAP server.
  • port (Required): The port where the server is accessible.
  • name (Optional): Name of the IMAP sensor to use in the frontend.
  • username (Required): Username for the IMAP server.
  • password (Required): Password for the IMAP server.
  • senders (Required): A list of sender email addresses that are allowed to report state via email. Only emails received from these addresses will be processed.
  • value_template (Optional): If specified this template will be used to render the state of the sensor. If a template is not supplied the message subject will be used for the sensor value. The following attributes will be supplied to the template:

    • from: The from address of the email
    • body: The body of the email
    • subject: The subject of the email
    • date: The date and time the email was sent