SMTP receive as well as send
Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw at beopen.com
Sun Oct 15 05:21:40 CEST 2000
>>>>> "benny" == <benny at nairobi.demon.nl> writes:
benny> I'm in need of an SMTP setup that will allow me to receive
benny> as well as send messages. The Python SMTPlib looked like a
benny> good bet but it seems to be send-only (kind of like the
benny> POP3 lib stuff seems to be read only).
benny> Can a kind soul help out a Python newbie and give me a few
benny> hints about how/where/etc. I could get an SMTP setup that
benny> works both ways please? (The PC is a Linux box.)
I have a minimal RFC 821 smtp server built on top of
asyncore/asynchat, which I've used to experiment with and debug GNU
Mailman. It will probably make it into Python 2.1's standard library.
In the meantime, you can download it from
It supports configurable backends via subclassing, but currently
doesn't do mailbox delivery.
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