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Receiving Multiple Messages, only need one

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I downloaded a Python script so I could receive an email when my garage door is open or closed. However, when I run the Python script I receive numerous emails instead of just one. I would only like to receive one email per condition. Eventually I would like to run this script all of the time on my Pi, but I can't until I fix this error. I opened up the garage.txt file and there is nothing in it. Could this be related to the non-stop emails?

Thanks for the help.

Here is the code:

#! /usr/bin/env python
import commands
import smtplib
from email.MIMEText import MIMEText

ser = 'gpio read 1'  #Change /dev/ttyACM0 to your com port

GMAIL_LOGIN = '***********'
GMAIL_PASSWORD = '*********'
SEND_TO = '**********'
def send_email(subject, message, from_addr=GMAIL_LOGIN, to_addr=SEND_TO):
    msg = MIMEText(message)
    msg['Subject'] = subject
    msg['From'] = from_addr
    msg['To'] = to_addr
    server = smtplib.SMTP('',587) #port 465 or 587
    server.sendmail(from_addr, to_addr, msg.as_string())

while 1: #loop forever
   result = commands.getoutput(ser)
   if result.strip() == "1":
    status=open('garage.txt', 'w')
    status.write("Garage door is open")
    send_email('OPEN', 'The garage door is open')
#    print("open")

   elif result.strip() == "0":
    status=open('garage.txt', 'w')
    status.write("Garage door is closed")
    send_email('CLOSED','The garage door is closed')
#    print("closed")
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