Everytime I send an email with this function, it doesn't add the subject and the message to the right fields, but instead of that, it adds it to the 'from:' or something.
Here's the image of it.
Any idea how this can be fixed? Thanks for answer
## NON-ANONYMOUS EMAIL
# Parts of an email
SERVER = 'smtp.gmail.com'
PORT = 587
USER = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
PASS = 'something'
FROM = USER
TO = ['email@example.com']
#SUBJECT = 'Test'
MESSAGE = 'Test message.'
# Connects all parts of email together
message = "From: %s\r\n To: %s\r\n %s" % (FROM, ", ".join(TO), MESSAGE)
# Sends an email
email = smtplib.SMTP()
email.sendmail(FROM, TO, message)
Following on from @tripleee suggestion to use the
import smtplib from email.mime.text import MIMEText ## NON-ANONYMOUS EMAIL def email(): # Parts of an email SERVER = 'smtp.gmail.com' PORT = 587 USER = 'firstname.lastname@example.org' PASS = 'something' FROM = USER TO = ['email@example.com'] SUBJECT = 'Test' # Create the email message = MIMEText('Test message.') message['From'] = FROM message['To'] = TO message['Subject'] = SUBJECT # Sends an email email = smtplib.SMTP() email.connect(SERVER,PORT) email.starttls() email.login(USER,PASS) email.sendmail(FROM, TO, message.as_string()) email.quit()
Notice how much easier it is to define the parts of the email using keys like
message['Subject'] instead of attempting to build a string or 'gluing parts together' as tripleee put it.
The different fields (From, To, Subject, et cetera) you can access are defined in RFC 2822 - Internet Message Format.
These documents are not easy to read, so here's a list of some of the fields' keys you can use:
You cannot have a space after the \r\n. An email header line is continued by indenting it, so your code is creating a really long From: header with all the data you are trying to put in different fields.
As triplee and the RFC-2822 document says, if you are wanting to build the email string manually look at the field definitions in that document which look similar to this example:
from = "From:" mailbox-list CRLF
You can translate this into Python code when building an email string like so:
"From: firstname.lastname@example.org \r\n"