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Send mail from gmail using python

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Description

This is a very simple package that enables you to send mail through gmail using python. It’s not a big deal, it does not read your emails, no calendars, no drafts… It does just one thing, sending emails.

Requirements

  • Python 3
  • pip3 for installation

Install

Using setup.py

git clone https://github.com/kindlychung/pygmail.git
cd pygmail
python3 setup.py install

You can copy the gmailsend.py script to a folder in your $PATH, for example:

sudo cp bin/gmailsend.py /usr/local/bin/

Using pip:

From github:

pip3 install --upgrade git+https://github.com/kindlychung/pygmail.git

or from PyPI:

pip3 install --upgrade pygmail2

As far as I know pip will not take care of the script files in bin/.

Security

It uses smtp, that’s all. You can always check the source code, of course

Usage

From a interactive python shell or from any python file:

from pygmail2.Pygmail import Pygmail
Pygmail().send_mail('u@domain.net', 'hi, there', '<b>important stuff </b>')

Using the gmailsend.py in shell

gmailsend.py -h
usage: A python script for sending emails from commandline using gmail
       [-h] [--subj SUBJ] [--body_file BODY_FILE] to_addr

positional arguments:
  to_addr               Recepient email address

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --subj SUBJ, -s SUBJ  Subject of the email
  --body_file BODY_FILE, -b BODY_FILE
  • Write up your mail body in the shell in a interactive fashion:
gmailsend.py your@email.org -s hi_there
  • Pipe your mail body to the script:
echo "<b>hi, how are you?</b>" | gmailsend.py your@email.org -s hi_there
  • Load the mail body with a html file:
wget www.google.com -O body.html
gmailsend.py your@email.org -s hi_there -b body.html

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