python - send email locally through smtplib error

I'm trying to send an email using smtplib without storing smtp credentials locally. I found this article but get an error. I've fairly new with smtplib. Any help would be appreciated.


import smtplib

message = """From: From Person <>
To: To Person <>
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-type: text/html
Subject: SMTP HTML e-mail test

This is an e-mail message to be sent in HTML format

<b>This is HTML message.</b>
<h1>This is headline.</h1>

   smtpObj = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
   smtpObj.sendmail(sender, receivers, message)         
   print "Successfully sent email"
except SMTPException:
   print "Error: unable to send email"


NameError: name 'SMTPException' is not defined

2 answers

  • answered 2021-10-12 15:44 Frank Yellin

    SMTPException is in the module smtplib. So you either need to import that name, or use smtplib.SMTPException

  • answered 2021-10-12 15:47 Moado

    u should do that smtplib.SMTPException or do this line of the code to import it from smtplib import SMTPException

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