la_f0ka la_f0ka - 27 days ago 11
Python Question

Cannot set Django to work with smtp.gmail.com

I've been trying to get django to work with gmail's smtp server to send mails but I always get this traceback. Any help will be most appreciated.

----- settings.py -----



EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com'

EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'user@gmail.com'

EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'your-password'

EMAIL_PORT = 587

EMAIL_USE_TLS = True


---- python shell -----





from django.core.mail import EmailMessage

email = EmailMessage('Mail Test', 'This is a test', to=['somemail@something.com'])

email.send()



Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<console>", line 1, in <module>
File "/home/fiodorovich/Envs/fdict/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/mail/message.py", line 251, in send
return self.get_connection(fail_silently).send_messages([self])
File "/home/fiodorovich/Envs/fdict/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/mail/backends/smtp.py", line 86, in send_messages
sent = self._send(message)
File "/home/fiodorovich/Envs/fdict/lib/python2.7/site-packages/django/core/mail/backends/smtp.py", line 104, in _send
email_message.message().as_string())
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/smtplib.py", line 701, in sendmail
raise SMTPSenderRefused(code, resp, from_addr)
SMTPSenderRefused: (530, '5.7.0 Must issue a STARTTLS command first. z15sm10449686anl.15', 'webmaster@localhost')


Edit: New errors when made the modification suggested by unni. The shell won't execute and I'm getting this error message

**EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'some.account@gmail.com'**
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

Answer

I have recently set this up and had a slightly different settings.py config.

Move:

EMAIL_USE_TLS = True 

to the top above EMAIL_HOST

Add:

DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'user@gmail.com'
SERVER_EMAIL = 'user@gmail.com'