daavidm daavidm - 2 months ago 13
Python Question

Why am I getting the error: No module named 'email.MIMEMultipart'?

I'm trying to experiment with simple code to send an email from a Python script. I keep getting an error that the module 'email.MIMEMultipart' does not exist. To simplify the question/answer process, I can narrow it down even further. From the Python environment prompt I can enter

>>>import email



>>> dir(email)



It will list a bunch of modules in the email module, but none of the MIME modules are there. I can see them from WindowsExplorer in the same lib folder as all the other modules. After searching other questions I did see that I had named my test program 'email.py' which I see now is a big no-no. I deleted it and verified there isn't also an 'email.pyc'.

I'm using Windows 10, Python 3.5.2. I've also already reinstalled Python with no improvement.

Can anyone tell me what else I should check?
This is the actual code:

import smtplib
from email.MIMEMultipart import MIMEMultipart

Answer

According to the examples in the documentation, you need:

from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipar
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