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Send HTML emails with Python

How to send HTML content in email using Python? I can send simple texts.


  • From Python v2.7.14 documentation - 18.1.11. email: Examples:

    Here’s an example of how to create an HTML message with an alternative plain text version:

    #! /usr/bin/python
    import smtplib
    from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart
    from email.mime.text import MIMEText
    # me == my email address
    # you == recipient's email address
    me = "[email protected]"
    you = "[email protected]"
    # Create message container - the correct MIME type is multipart/alternative.
    msg = MIMEMultipart('alternative')
    msg['Subject'] = "Link"
    msg['From'] = me
    msg['To'] = you
    # Create the body of the message (a plain-text and an HTML version).
    text = "Hi!\nHow are you?\nHere is the link you wanted:\n"
    html = """\
           How are you?<br>
           Here is the <a href="">link</a> you wanted.
    # Record the MIME types of both parts - text/plain and text/html.
    part1 = MIMEText(text, 'plain')
    part2 = MIMEText(html, 'html')
    # Attach parts into message container.
    # According to RFC 2046, the last part of a multipart message, in this case
    # the HTML message, is best and preferred.
    # Send the message via local SMTP server.
    s = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
    # sendmail function takes 3 arguments: sender's address, recipient's address
    # and message to send - here it is sent as one string.
    s.sendmail(me, you, msg.as_string())