I am trying to build a Python program for small business.
My customers will send their orders in plain texts via email to me. My first thought is to use Gmail as my email server so I could write a small IMAP Python program to check for incoming emails from my Gmail account. However, I am worried that Google has a limit for email checking frequency (i.e., "polling") and/or bandwidth.
If I am checking new email once every 10 seconds, I'm concerned that Google will lock my account in just a few minutes - I'm afraid to even try this.
I am not experienced enough to set up my own email server in a Linux box yet. What options do I have? Will upgrading to Google Business email solve this problem, or are there any other vendors that provide IMAP servers which offer more bandwidth and permit increased email checking frequencies?