Python To Send Emails Via Outlook Express

Max M maxm at
Mon Dec 20 14:44:59 CET 2004

ian at wrote:
> Hi Steve,

> When it comes to sending emails the user has the option of sending them
> via smtp, or via there email client (eg outlook express).
> I prefer the send method as this makes setting up the email parameters
> a lot easier for the user.

If Outlook Express cannot be automated through COM, you are in abind. 
Maybe you should shange your tactics.

What about just fetching the settings from the client?

That way the send function will be the same, and you can control it. But 
the server settings could be fetched from the different clients.

It is probably much simpler to find those than it is to use them as the 

Most email clients can fetch the settings from other mail clients, so 
it's been done before.


hilsen/regards Max M, Denmark
IT's Mad Science

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