I know it’s been down since last night. My provider apparently had a major SNAFU, and the whole farm was down. Just came back on line a few minutes ago.
I’ve been putting off an update for far too long, but I finally did it today. I’m hoping it will fix some site issues, including comments appearing/disappearing.
I’m trying to send myself email from my own Linux machine, via SMPT. I’ve written the following Python program:
# Import smtplib for the actual sending function
# Import the email modules we’ll need
from email.mime.text import MIMEText
# Open a plain text file for reading. For this example, assume that
# the text file contains only ASCII characters.
with open(“test.txt”) as fp:
# Create a text/plain message
msg = MIMEText(fp.read())
# me == the sender’s email address
# you == the recipient’s email address
msg[‘Subject’] = “Test”
msg[‘From’] = “firstname.lastname@example.org”
msg[‘To’] = “email@example.com”
# Send the message via our own SMTP server.
s = smtplib.SMTP(‘localhost’)
print(“s has been opened”)
It runs with no errors, prints the statements to the terminal, but no email appears. How do I diagnose this?
[Update a while later]
Thanks for the help in comments. Still haven’t solved it, but the need for the application that I needed it for has gone away. Nonetheless, it would be good in general to know how to email from a Python script.
Hope I’ll see some of you at Space Access.
Pass this on to anyone you know who’s looking for a place in east Boca Raton, east of Federal Highway. Almost in Delray Beach.
I’m in the air somewhere over Wyoming on the way to ORD to switch planes for a flight to DCA this afternoon. Attending a workshop on space safety tomorrow. I’ve got Internet, obviously, but what I don’t have is room to type comfortably, given the seat pitch and guy ahead of me reclining. So probably light posting.
We came to Missouri for a family visit a week or so ago. We expected to go back to CA on Sunday.
Patricia’s (beloved) oldest brother died today, completely unexpectedly, while we were here. It is now unlikely that we will be back until late in the week. But I’ll try to keep up.
Had a nice visit with former roommates from Ann Arbor and their wives in Stinson Beach. It was like The Big Chill, except without the Michigan football game, the sixties music, the funeral, and the introspection.
Also, no adultery. As far as I know.
…may continue until Monday night. We’re in Stinson Beach for the weekend for a mini-vacation.
We have no television here, other than a big screen with a DVD player, but I’m not sure I’d watch the president’s latest attack on the American people even if I did.
I was scheduled to come home this evening, but I had no other business in Seattle, and it turned out that Alaska lets you change flights same day for only $25, so I actually caught a 6 AM flight.
The bad news is that Fedora doesn’t seem to want to boot into the 4.2.5 kernel, in either Fedora 22 or Fedora 23 (I hoped upgrading to the latter would fix). It just bombs out and loops in a continual effort to boot. I had to revert to 4.1 to boot it. Not sure how to diagnose. I’ve seen hints that others are having similar problems in the Fedora fora, but no indication of what to do about it.