Using smtplib

Jose, Cindy jose at pahv.xerox.com
Fri Mar 10 19:07:08 CET 2000


This is a code fragment we use:

    to = 'somebody at wherever.com'
    sender = 'jose at pahv.xerox.com'
    test_msg = 'Subject: DocuShare Mail Check\n\nA test message from the
DocuShare subscription service.\n'
    port = 25    # optional param, 25 is default
    gateway = 'mailhost.wherever.com'
    try:
        mailer = smtplib.SMTP(gateway, port)
        try:
            mailer.sendmail(sender, [to], test_msg)
            mailer.quit()
        except:
            ...
    except:
        ...

Which results in the following message:
------------------
From: jose at pahv.xerox.com [mailto:jose at pahv.xerox.com] 
Sent: None
Subject: DocuShare Mail Check


A test message from the DocuShare subscription service.
------------------

I don't know why no To: field shows up, but it does arrive at the to
address.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Boddie [mailto:davidb at dcs.st-and.ac.uk]
> Sent: Friday, March 10, 2000 9:12 AM
> To: python-list at python.org
> Subject: Re: Using smtplib
> 
> 
> On Fri, 10 Mar 2000, Pieter Claerhout wrote:
> 
> > does anyone has an example on how to send an email using the
> > smtplib? I'm able to send an email, but I can't figure out how to
> > fill in the from, subject and to fields.
> 
> The documentation for this module contains an example:
> 
http://www.python.org/doc/current/lib/SMTP-example.html

When reading e-mail which was sent by this example, only the "From:" and
"Date:" headers seem to be generated. As far as I can tell, if you want
"To:" and "Subject:" headers to appear in the e-mail then you have to
include them in the message body. The manual suggests that you also
include the "From:" header as well.

Hope this helps,

David
-- 
David Boddie
Solar MHD Theory Group, St Andrews
http://www-solar.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/~davidb/index.html




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