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Python Mailer: Sending email with attachment using python script

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Python Mailer: Sending email with attachment using python script

Nothing much to say here. The below python code will help you send email with an attachment. In the below sample code, I have used SMTP details of gmail.com.

You will need to update the login credentials in the below script and the recipient email ID. In case you are using any other host other than gmail then you need to update the SMTP address and port number ( a quick google search would give you the details, example: hotmail.com SMTP).

Note: Below code is tested in Python 2.7.

[code language="python"]
import smtplib, os
from email.MIMEMultipart import MIMEMultipart
from email.MIMEBase import MIMEBase
from email import Encoders
from email.mime.text import MIMEText

emaillist=['[email protected]'] # Receipient email address
msg = MIMEMultipart('mixed')
msg['Subject'] = 'Arrest Warrent' # mail subject line
msg['From'] = '[email protected]' # From email address
msg['To'] = ', '.join(emaillist)

part = MIMEBase('application', "octet-stream")

# Provide the path of the file to be attached in the mail
part.set_payload(open('C:'+os.sep+'Users'+os.sep+'abhijit'+os.sep+'Desktop'+os.sep+'WarrentDetails.txt', "rb").read())
Encoders.encode_base64(part)

part.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="WarrentDetails.txt"')

msg.attach(part)
msg.add_header('To', msg['From'])
text = "Dear Sir, \n\n An arrest warrent has been generated due to XYZ reason by ZZZ complain.\n YOU MUST APPEAR IN PERSON TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER. \n\n Regards,\n FBI :)"
part1 = MIMEText(text, 'plain')
msg.attach(part1)

# provide SMTP details of the host and its port number
server = smtplib.SMTP_SSL("smtp.gmail.com",465)
# If the host supports TLS then enable the below 2 lines of code
# server.ehlo()
# server.starttls()

server.login("[email protected]", "password")

server.sendmail(msg['From'], emaillist , msg.as_string())
[/code]

Here is the output when we run the script:

mailerOutput

mailerOutput

The script is available in GitHub: CLICK HERE.

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