This mail never gets delivered. Any ideas why?

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Sun Mar 10 11:37:00 CET 2013

On Sat, 09 Mar 2013 22:00:39 -0800, Νίκος Γκρ33κ wrote:

> Τη Κυριακή, 10 Μαρτίου 2013 7:56:45 π.μ. UTC+2, ο χρήστης Steven
> D'Aprano έγραψε:
>> My wild guess is that the mail server is properly rejecting mail
>> because you are trying to send to it without an account.
> Account 'support(-at-)' exists. It's the recipient mail
> address which is my personal address fot my web hosting business.
> In TB yes i can read email via SSL witohut any problem.

I didn't ask if you can READ email using Thunderbird, I asked if you can 
SEND email using Thunderbird, *specifically* sending using the same mail 
server as your script is trying to do.

There is no point checking that Thunderbird can send email as 
"nikos.gr33k at" using the gmail server. You have to check whether 
it can send email as "mail" (notice that it is just a local name, not a 
full email address), using /usr/sbin/sendmail on whatever machine you 
happen to be using.

A second question... what happens if you try to send email using sendmail 
directly from the command line? If this is a hosted server, are you sure 
that they have enabled sendmail on the hosted server?

What happens if you try to send email using the email library, as seen 

instead of using popen to talk directly to sendmail?


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