Using smtplib login with esmtp

Martin v. Loewis martin at
Thu Aug 1 22:21:30 CEST 2002

Gerhard Häring <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.


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