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How do I set up outbound SMTP using Python?


How do I set up outbound SMTP using Python?
How do I use outMail in Python?


The following example of code assumes you have already got a fully functional webserver and Python installed and working.

Example code

from smtplib import SMTP
import datetime

debuglevel = 0
username = ""
password = "password"

smtp = SMTP()
smtp.connect('', 25)
smtp.login(username, password)

from_addr = "My Name<>"
to_addr = ""

subj = "Test email"  
date = "%d/%m/%Y %H:%M" )

message_text = "Hello\nThis is a test email\n\n"

msg = "From: %s\nTo: %s\nSubject: %s\nDate: %s\n\n%s"%( from_addr, to_addr, subj, date, message_text )

smtp.sendmail(from_addr, to_addr, msg)  

Summary of server details

Outgoing server

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol


Outgoing server port

25, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication


As provided


As provided


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