help using smtplib to work ..

Tim Williams tim at tdw.net
Thu Nov 9 00:54:43 CET 2006


On 8 Nov 2006 15:31:27 -0800, NicolasG <nicolasg at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > <snip from Gmail SMTP setup instructions>
> >
> > Under outgoing mail smtp server, use smtp.gmail.com. Since it requires SMTP
> > authorization, use your Gmail account as username (e.g. yourname at gmail.com) and
> > your Gmail password as password. You can turn TSL on or off.
> >
> > <end snip>
> >
> > The email server requires authentication before it can send.
> > Normally this can be accomplished either by calling
> >
> Actually I used alt1.gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com for a server I don't
> need authentication. The problem is that for some mail addresses I can
> send mail's while for other's I can't . I don't know how to explained
> that.....

Without authentication, you will only be able to send to the severs
local addresses eg ... at gmail.com  ... at googlemail.com

> > The only alternative is to use an open relay email server that allows
> > you to send without authenticating.  Hope info at least points you in
> > the right direction.

or you can probably use your ISP's outgoing mail server, which usually
won't require authentication.

HTH :)



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