Send email with python

This is a simple snippets for sending an email with a gmail smtp server.

If you want to send emails from localhost, you will have to first enable an smtp server.

So, the simplest is to use gmail smtp server:

import smtplib

# define the method
def sendemail(from_addr, to_addr_list, cc_addr_list,
              subject, message,
              login, password,
              smtpserver='smtp.gmail.com:587'):
    header  = 'From: %s\n' % from_addr
    header += 'To: %s\n' % ','.join(to_addr_list)
    header += 'Cc: %s\n' % ','.join(cc_addr_list)
    header += 'Subject: %s\n\n' % subject
    message = header + message

    server = smtplib.SMTP(smtpserver)
    server.starttls()
    server.login(login,password)
    problems = server.sendmail(from_addr, to_addr_list, message)
    server.quit()

#execute the method
sendemail('[email protected]', ['[email protected]'], ['[email protected]'],
          'test subject', 'test message', '[email protected]', 'mypassword')

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