The smtplib Module

The smtplib module (shown in Example 7-30) provides a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) client implementation. This protocol is used to send mail through Unix mail servers.

To read mail, use the poplib or imaplib modules.

Example 7-30. Using the smtplib Module

File: smtplib-example-1.py

import smtplib
import string, sys

HOST = "localhost"

FROM = "effbot@spam.egg"
TO = "fredrik@spam.egg"

SUBJECT = "for your information!"

BODY = "next week: how to fling an otter"

body = string.join((
 "From: %s" % FROM,
 "To: %s" % TO,
 "Subject: %s" % SUBJECT,
 "",
 BODY), "
")

print body

server = smtplib.SMTP(HOST)
server.sendmail(FROM, [TO], body)
server.quit()

From: effbot@spam.egg
To: fredrik@spam.egg
Subject: for your information!

next week: how to fling an otter

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