Mod_python and SMTP server

Nancy wxling3 at
Mon Jul 19 01:59:33 CEST 2004

  Very useful suggestion! Now the problem is, suppose I use hotmail as
my SMTP, who know what is the SMTP name of hotmail?
  If I use another SMTP, I got an error:
  error: (10061, 'Connection refused')

  Now, what should I do?
  Thanks a lot.


Doug Holton <insert at> wrote in message news:<dPqdnbY665YvVWfd4p2dnA at>...
> Nancy wrote:
> > Hi,
> >   Is there any one knows, if I want to use mod_python to handle my
> > html form, I must have a SMTP server on my PC(winxp pro)?
> >   Where can I get a free SMTP server?
> > 
> >   I cann't follow mod_python's manual example
> > (, why ...
> Right, the example assumes you are running on Linux or Mac OS X, which
> run an SMTP server (like sendmail) by default.
> You could search for an STMP server for Windows (like blat or xmail), 
> but that isn't necessary.
> You can change the SMTP_SERVER line in your program to use the same STMP 
> server that your email uses.  Also, change WEBMASTER to your own email 
> address.
> If that server requires you to login before allowing you to send email, 
> add this line to your script after "conn = smtplib.SMTP(SMTP_SERVER)":
> conn.login(username, password)

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