Python for email?
claird at lairds.com
Sat Mar 27 20:35:45 CET 2004
In article <mqtgj1-ik6.ln1 at snout.lairds.org>,
Kyler Laird <Kyler at news.Lairds.org> wrote:
>claird at lairds.com (Cameron Laird) writes:
>>smtplib presents a few other, even more marginal issues. If an
>>installed MTA enforces institutional standards (disclaimers, archi-
>>ving, ...), smtplib is likely to subvert those.
>The example for smtplib given here
>appears to relay mail through "localhost". That will typically be
>equivalent to using the "installed MTA", right?
All true, and by neglecting to read the manual recently, I've
confused things. Thanks for the correction.
*I* have the habit of doing something that I now see the smtplib
documentation does not recommend--'fact, I now suspect that it
never did, and that it's my own memory that introduced all the
problems. Here's what I should have written before:
smtplib is great. If you get in the habit of using
it to connect directly to the far endpoint, as I do,
you risk the surprise of finding situations where a
local MTA is an advantage. In any case, though,
smtplib can always be configured do at least as much
for you as shelling out to a local mailer.
Cameron Laird <claird at phaseit.net>
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