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Send Email with Attachment(s) In Python

This code snippet will help you send an email (with attachments) in Python.

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Can't remember if I wrote this or found it on the Web or a combination, so I won't take credit per se -- I'm just posting it as reference.


import smtplib
import os
from email.MIMEMultipart import MIMEMultipart
from email.MIMEBase import MIMEBase
from email.MIMEText import MIMEText
from email.Utils import COMMASPACE, formatdate
from email import Encoders

def send_mail(send_from, send_to, subject, text, files=[], server="localhost"):
  assert type(send_to)==list
  assert type(files)==list

  msg = MIMEMultipart()
  msg['From'] = send_from
  msg['To'] = COMMASPACE.join(send_to)
  msg['Date'] = formatdate(localtime=True)
  msg['Subject'] = subject

  msg.attach( MIMEText(text) )

  for f in files:
    part = MIMEBase('application', "octet-stream")
    part.set_payload( open(file,"rb").read() )
    Encoders.encode_base64(part)
    part.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="%s"' % os.path.basename(f))
    msg.attach(part)

  smtp = smtplib.SMTP(server)
  smtp.sendmail(send_from, send_to, msg.as_string())
  smtp.close()


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