pythonemaildocumentattachment

add excel file attachment when sending python email


How do i add a document attachment when sending an email with python ? i get the email to send (please ignore: i am looping the email to send every 5 seconds, only for testing purposes, i want it to send every 30 min, just have to change 5 to 1800)

here is my code so far. how do i attach a document from my computer?

#!/usr/bin/python

import time
import smtplib

while True:
    TO = '[email protected]'
    SUBJECT = 'Python Email'
    TEXT = 'Here is the message'

    gmail_sender = '[email protected]'
    gmail_passwd = 'xxxx'

    server = smtplib.SMTP('smtp.gmail.com',587)
    server.ehlo()
    server.starttls()
    server.ehlo()
    server.login(gmail_sender, gmail_passwd)
    BODY = '\n'.join([
        'To: %s' % TO,
        'From: %s' % gmail_sender,
        'Subject:%s' % SUBJECT,
        '',
        TEXT

        ])

    try:
        server.sendmail(gmail_sender,[TO], BODY)
        print 'email sent'
    except:
        print 'error sending mail'

    time.sleep(5)

server.quit()

Solution

  • This is the code that worked for me- to send an email with an attachment in python

    #!/usr/bin/python
    import smtplib,ssl
    from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart
    from email.mime.base import MIMEBase
    from email.mime.text import MIMEText
    from email.utils import formatdate
    from email import encoders
    
    def send_mail(send_from,send_to,subject,text,files,server,port,username='',password='',isTls=True):
        msg = MIMEMultipart()
        msg['From'] = send_from
        msg['To'] = send_to
        msg['Date'] = formatdate(localtime = True)
        msg['Subject'] = subject
        msg.attach(MIMEText(text))
    
        part = MIMEBase('application', "octet-stream")
        part.set_payload(open("WorkBook3.xlsx", "rb").read())
        encoders.encode_base64(part)
        part.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="WorkBook3.xlsx"')
        msg.attach(part)
    
        #context = ssl.SSLContext(ssl.PROTOCOL_SSLv3)
        #SSL connection only working on Python 3+
        smtp = smtplib.SMTP(server, port)
        if isTls:
            smtp.starttls()
        smtp.login(username,password)
        smtp.sendmail(send_from, send_to, msg.as_string())
        smtp.quit()