help with sending mail in Program

Tim Williams listserver at tdw.net
Thu Jun 16 11:40:45 CEST 2005


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ivan Shevanski" <darkpaladin79 at hotmail.com>
>
> if __name__ == '__main__':
>    body = 'x is',x,'y is',y,'.Lets hope that works!'
>    subject = 'Neo'
>    sendToMe(subject, body)
>
> I really have no idea whats going on. . .help?
>
> -Ivan

Ivan,  you need to pass the body as a string,  you have constructed it as a
tuple.

>>> x = 'X'
>>> y = 'Y'
>>> body = 'x is',x,'y is',y,'.Lets hope that works!'
>>> body
('x is', 'X', 'y is', 'Y', '.Lets hope that works!')

>>> type(body)
<type 'tuple'>

But you can't do the following

>>> str(body)
"('x is', 'X', 'y is', 'Y', '.Lets hope that works!')"

So you have the option of things like this

>>> 'x is ' + x +' y is ' + y + ' .Lets hope that works!'
x is X y is Y .Lets hope that works!

but that gets messy the large the the amount of items you have,  these are
better.

>>> ' '.join(body) # there is a space between the ' '
'x is X y is Y .Lets hope that works!'

eg
>>> body = ' '.join('x is',x,'y is',y,'.Lets hope that works!')

or

>>> "x is %s y is %s .Lets hope that works!" % (x, y)
'x is X y is Y .Lets hope that works!'

eg

>>> body = "x is %s y is %s .Lets hope that works!" % (x, y)


You can use  '\n'  or '\r\n'  to insert a line feed (new-line) anywhere in
the body text in any of the examples above.

HTH :)




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