no.i.dont at want.mail.from.spammers.com
Fri Aug 28 10:37:15 CEST 2009
Hello, I'm using Python version 2.6.2 and I discovered it has built-in
libraries for sending email (imports smtplib and email). On the web I
discovered how to send mail through smtp.gmail.com:
mail_server = smtplib.SMTP()
msg = MIMEText('Some message text')
msg['Subject'] = 'Some subject'
msg['From'] = 'Mr Underhill'
msg['To'] = 'someemailaddress'
me = 'myemailaddress'
mail_server.sendmail(me, ['someemailaddress'], msg.as_string())
That seems to work just fine but for the messages I will be sending I
don't want to use my private GMail account.
We have an SMTP server at work, and I checked its settings in the
Thunderbird mail client and it's using SSL over port 465, so a bit
different from how GMail's SMTP server is configured in Thunderbird.
I altered my code slightly to account for this:
mail_server = smtplib.SMTP_SSL()
Everything I left untouched. However, it doesn't work:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\fencer\workspace\Send Email\src\send_email.py", line
16, in <module>
File "C:\Python26\lib\smtplib.py", line 382, in ehlo
self.putcmd(self.ehlo_msg, name or self.local_hostname)
File "C:\Python26\lib\smtplib.py", line 318, in putcmd
File "C:\Python26\lib\smtplib.py", line 310, in send
raise SMTPServerDisconnected('please run connect() first')
smtplib.SMTPServerDisconnected: please run connect() first
As you can see, I'm on Windows Vista.
What do I need to change in my code to fix this problem? Thunderbird
manages to do it! :) Ideally, I would like send an email that the
recipient can't reply to, but if doesn't work, it's fine too. I want to
use this to send automated emails to students with account information
for a course.
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