Using smtplib login with esmtp

Gerhard Haering gerhard.haering at
Fri Aug 2 09:35:39 CEST 2002

Martin v. Loewis wrote:
> Gerhard Haering <gerhard.haering at> writes:
>> Unfortunately, SMTP AUTH doesn't currently work in Python's smtplib when
>> old-style AUTH advertisement (lines starting with auth=) are sent by the
>> smtp server. There is a patch of me lying at Sourceforge that will most
>> likely make it into Python 2.3. As this problem was asked here twice on this
>> mailing list, it would IMO also be wiese to backport the bugfix for an
>> upcoming Python 2.2.2. Opinions?
> I think you need to convince the Python Business Committee that this
> is a bug.

It's of course up to the PBF what to include in 2.2.2 if they really manage
that release.

However, my understanding is that I only need to convince the people who have
checkin privileges on the Python CVS tree that it's a good idea to apply a
patch to the release22-maint branch.

The PBF could then use the release22-maint branch as a basis for 2.2.2, and
include additonal changes or drop patches that went into the maintenance
branch, as they feel appropriate.

Or is there a misunderstanding on my part?

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