Smtplib module

Gerhard Häring gh_pythonlist at
Sun Oct 21 03:56:58 CEST 2001

On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 01:29:16AM +0000, Grant Edwards wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Oct 2001 00:14:35 +0200, Gerhard Häring wrote:
> >On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 11:41:34PM +0200, A wrote:
> >> I want to use smtplib module for sending emails.  Is there any way how
> >> I can test a return code, generated by this module, to see if an email
> >> was accepting for delivery, for example?
> >
> >No, there is no way to do this. But this is a "feature" of
> >SMTP, not of Python's smtplib.
> Sure there is.  There's no way to know if the message was
> delivered or read, but you can certainly find out if the SMTP
> server accepted it. The documentation for the "sendmail" method
> states: [...]

Ok. I confused "accepted for delivery" with "actually delivered".

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