loremIpsum1771 loremIpsum1771 - 10 months ago 67
Python Question

Django- [Errno 111] Connection refused when using smtp

I'm working on a Django app that has a feature for sending emails to users. In a test case, I have a contact form that submits form data as a part of an email using smtp through gmail. I disabled captchas as I was advised in this video playlist that I've been following for tutorials but when I click the submit button I get the [Errno 111] for some reason. After seeing this and another SO post, I learned that I needed to be running the site on a live server (instead of just localhost) in order to be able to send an email. However, when I tried this on a server, I got the same error as before. I'm pretty sure I followed all of the correct steps, so what could be the problem?

Here is the error traceback:

Django Version: 1.8.6
Python Version: 2.7.6
Installed Applications:
Installed Middleware:

File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/handlers/base.py" in get_response
132. response = wrapped_callback(request, *callback_args, **callback_kwargs)
File "/var/www/students/ceyron/bandsync/src/bandsync-repo/artist_tracker/views.py" in contact
58. send_mail(subject, contact_message, from_email, to_email, fail_silently =False)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/mail/__init__.py" in send_mail
62. return mail.send()
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/mail/message.py" in send
303. return self.get_connection(fail_silently).send_messages([self])
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/mail/backends/smtp.py" in send_messages
107. sent = self._send(message)
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/django/core/mail/backends/smtp.py" in _send
123. self.connection.sendmail(from_email, recipients, message.as_bytes(linesep='\r\n'))
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/smtplib.py" in sendmail
731. raise SMTPSenderRefused(code, resp, from_addr)

Exception Type: SMTPSenderRefused at /contact/
Exception Value: (530, '5.5.1 Authentication Required. Learn more at\n5.5.1 https://support.google.com/mail/answer/14257 j34sm10137713qkh.39 - gsmtp', u'webmaster@localhost')

contact form from views.py file

from django.shortcuts import render
from django.conf import settings
from .forms import ContactForm, SignUpForm
# Create your views here.

from django.core.mail import send_mail

def contact(request):
form = ContactForm(request.POST or None)
if form.is_valid():
# for key, value in form.cleaned_data.iteritems():
# print key, value
form_email = form.cleaned_data.get("email")
form_message = form.cleaned_data.get("message")
form_full_name = form.cleaned_data.get("full_name")
# print form.cleaned_data
subject = "Site contact form"
from_email = settings.EMAIL_HOST_USER
to_email = [from_email, 'celijahh@gmail.com']
contact_message = '''
%s: %s via %s
'''%(form_full_name, form_message, form_email)
send_mail(subject, contact_message, from_email, [to_email], fail_silently = True )

context = {
"form": form
return render(request, "forms.html", context)

Answer Source

In your code;

to_email = [from_email, 'someone@gmail.com'] 

is a list and again you passing to_email argument inside list.

Change this;

send_mail(subject, contact_message, from_email, [to_email], fail_silently = True )


send_mail(subject, contact_message, from_email, to_email, fail_silently = True )