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Send an Email notification when a specific show is added to Plex
from email.mime.text import MIMEText
import email.utils
import smtplib
import sys
# Arguments passed from PlexPy
# {show_name} {episode_name} {season_num} {episode_num}
show_name = sys.argv[1]
# You can add more arguments if you want more details in the email body
# episode_name = sys.argv[2]
# season_num = sys.argv[3]
# episode_num = sys.argv[4]
show_notify = 'Game of Thrones' # The show name you want notifications to send
# Email settings
name = 'Your name' # Your name
from = 'from_email_address@domain.com' # From email address
to = 'to_email_address@domain.com' # To email address
email_server = 'smtp.gmail.com' # Email server (Gmail: smtp.gmail.com)
email_port = 587 # Email port (Gmail: 587)
email_username = 'username' # Your email username
email_password = 'password' # Your email password
email_subject = 'Recently added to Plex' # The email subject
email_body = 'New episode for ' + show_name + ' is available!' # The email body
# email_body = 'New episode for ' + show_name + ' (S' + season_num + 'E' + episode_num + ') is available!' # More detailed email body
### Do not edit below ###
# Check if the show name is the one we want
if show_name.lower() == show_notify.lower():
message = MIMEText(email_body, 'plain', "utf-8")
message['Subject'] = email_subject
message['From'] = email.utils.formataddr((name, from))
message['To'] = to
mailserver = smtplib.SMTP(email_server, email_port)
mailserver.starttls()
mailserver.ehlo()
mailserver.login(email_username, email_password)
mailserver.sendmail(from, to, message.as_string())
mailserver.quit()
else:
return
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mp998 commented Apr 14, 2016

I played with the code a little and found a workaround for embedding the poster in the email. I also changed it so instead of matches it by the shows name it will send if it is the correct type (movie/episode).

Here is what it looks like:
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Here is the link to the script
https://gist.github.com/mp998/1fc3a1abcdaa5ffe167986fef3dc7ff8

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goku-son commented Aug 7, 2016

Hello @mp998,

I am trying to use this script you created but whenever a item is added and the script executed, I get the following error in the log and no email is sent:

PlexPy Notifiers :: Script returned: Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Program Files (x86)\PlexPY\Scripts\PlexPy_email_notifiation.py", line 8, in
    show_name = sys.argv[1]

IndexError: list index out of range

Any ideas on why I may be getting this error? I am not a python guy but some research on the error seems to suggest that a parameter needs to be passed to the script but I thought plexpy would do that. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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sibberio commented Jan 9, 2017

Hi all,
Any idea why I cannot get season and episode number? Here the body of my email

Ciao!
NCIS: New Orleans S00 - E01 -- -- aggiunto a Spettacoli TV su PLEX

As you can see for every shows I got S00 and E01. Thanks for your help

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rmanus commented Sep 29, 2017

@sibberio ,

I'm using PlexPy for Notifications and I had the same problem.
I resolved it by unchecking "Group notifications for recently added TV Shows or Music" under Notifications settings

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wcapes21 commented Oct 2, 2017

Hi - How can I make this work for multiple shows - eg: My wife watches Greys Anatomy and Empire and I want her to get emails for any new episodes of those 2 shows.
Thanks

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