Sending Emails with Python

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Sending Emails With Python

This short video will show you how to send a simple plain text email using python. Be aware that if you re using 2 factor authentication with the sending email you may run into some issues.

Source Code

import smtplib, ssl

def read_creds():
    user = passw = ""
    with open("credentials.txt", "r") as f:
        file = f.readlines()
        user = file[0].strip()
        passw = file[1].strip()

    return user, passw

port = 465

sender, password = read_creds()

recieve = sender

message = """\
Subject: Python Email Tutorial

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context = ssl.create_default_context()

print("Starting to send")
with smtplib.SMTP_SSL("", port, context=context) as server:
    server.login(sender, password)
    server.sendmail(sender, recieve, message)

print("sent email!")