11.11.2 SMTP Example

This example prompts the user for addresses needed in the message envelope (`To' and `From' addresses), and the message to be delivered. Note that the headers to be included with the message must be included in the message as entered; this example doesn't do any processing of the RFC 822 headers. In particular, the `To' and `From' addresses must be included in the message headers explicitly.

import smtplib
import string

def prompt(prompt):
    return raw_input(prompt).strip()

fromaddr = prompt("From: ")
toaddrs  = prompt("To: ").split()
print "Enter message, end with ^D:"

# Add the From: and To: headers at the start!
msg = ("From: %s\r\nTo: %s\r\n\r\n"
       % (fromaddr, string.join(toaddrs, ", ")))
while 1:
        line = raw_input()
    except EOFError:
    if not line:
    msg = msg + line

print "Message length is " + `len(msg)`

server = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
server.sendmail(fromaddr, toaddrs, msg)
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