smtplib and SSL

Michael Prager Mike.Prager at
Wed Jun 4 00:24:08 CEST 2003

I have looked through Google groups and am not sure if this
question has been answered before (by "Windows Python does not
yet include SSL support.")

I am trying to write a simple Python script to log into an ESMTP
server and send email.  However the statement


leads to an error message, as in this incomplete screen dump:

send: 'STARTTLS\r\n'
reply: '220 Ready to start TLS\r\n'
reply: retcode (220); Msg: Ready to start TLS
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "E:\MHPutil\sendmsg\", line 40, in ?
  File "D:\python22\lib\", line 560, in starttls
    sslobj = socket.ssl(self.sock, keyfile, certfile)
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'ssl'

Is there a precompiled version of Python available with SSL
support in the library?  If so, where?

I'm not sure from the web page whether this might
work with the beta of 2.3.

Or is that not the problem?
Mike Prager
NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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