Knowledgebase: outmail
How do I set up outbound SMTP using Python?

Problem:

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

Solution:

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

Example code outmail-python.py

from smtplib import SMTP
import datetime

debuglevel = 0
username = "me@example.com"
password = "password"

smtp = SMTP()
smtp.set_debuglevel(debuglevel)
smtp.connect('mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com', 25)
smtp.login(username, password)

from_addr = "My Name<me@example.com>"
to_addr = "foo@bar.com"

subj = "Test email"  
date = datetime.datetime.now().strftime( "%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)  
smtp.quit()

Summary of server details

Outgoing server

mxXXXXXX.smtp-engine.com

As provided in your signup email.

Outgoing server protocol

SMTP

Outgoing server port

25, 587, 2525 or 8025

Authentication Type

Basic Authentication

Username

As provided

Password

As provided

 

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