error while writing program to send mail.

Om Prakash torque.india at gmail.com
Tue Sep 2 01:35:41 CEST 2014


Hi,

I am writing this program from 
https://docs.python.org/2/library/email-examples.html

but getting the error as

singhom at debian:~/pythons$ python send_email.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "send_email.py", line 18, in <module>
     msg['Subject']  = 'The contents of $s' % message
NameError: name 'message' is not defined


i know the error would be something simple and i am overlooking it, any 
help would be highly appreciated, I am sorry, but I am very new to 
python programming.

code starts here.
#/usr/bin/python2.7 -tt

## sending a simple text message using python.
import smtplib

from email.mime.text import MIMEText

# Open file for reading.
fp = open("message", 'rb')
# Create a plain text message.
msg = MIMEText(fp.read())

fp.close

me = "torque.india at gmail.com"
you = "oomprakash at gmail.com"

msg['Subject']  = 'The contents of $s' % message
msg['From'] = me
msg['To'] = you

# Send message thorugh localhost but don't include the envelope headers.

s = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
s.sendmail(me, [you], msg.as_string())
s.quit()




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