First of all I am a beginner in python and I am trying to learn how to send an email using python. All the tutorials on the web that i have red explain how to do it using Gmail.
But, from 30/05/2022 (despite the fact that everybody is free to do whatever he wants with his account) google has a new politic that states:
To help keep your account secure, starting May 30, 2022 , Google will no longer support the use of third-party apps or devices that only ask for your username and password for you. sign in to your Google account.
So my question is there any other way to send an email using python (include to an email account belonging to an other company)?
Btw here my function to send an email:
def send_email_fct(filename, filepath, fromaddr, mdpfrom, toaddr): """" filename: file name to be sent with extension filepath: file path of the file to be sent fromaddr: sender email address mdpfrom: password of sender email address toaddr: receiver email address""" msg = MIMEMultipart() # instance of MIMEMultipart msg['From'] = fromaddr msg['To'] = toaddr msg['Subject'] = "data file" body_email = "Body_of_the_mail" msg.attach(MIMEText(body_email, 'plain')) attachment = open(filepath, 'rb') # open the file to be sent p = MIMEBase('application', 'octet-stream') # instance of MIMEBase p.set_payload(attachment.read()) encoders.encode_base64(p) p.add_header('Content-Disposition', "attachment; filename= %s" % filename) msg.attach(p) # attach the instance 'p' to instance 'msg' s = smtplib.SMTP('smtp.gmail.com', 587) # SMTP s.starttls() s.login(fromaddr, mdpfrom) text = msg.as_string() s.sendmail(from_email_addr, toaddr, text) # sending the email s.quit() # terminating the session
And I get this error:
smtplib.SMTPAuthenticationError: (535, b'5.7.8 Username and Password not accepted. Learn more at\n5.7.8 https://support.google.com/mail/?p=BadCredentials c12-20020aa7d60c000000b0042be14040c1sm2612116edr.86 - gsmtp')
To fix this problem, i think that the only line that need to be change is this one:
s = smtplib.SMTP('smtp.gmail.com', 587)
If you know by what i can change it or if you see any other error, it will help me a lot! 🙂
Thank you for your help
Here a more precise answer with all the main steps. I hope it will help other people.
1/Log in into your email account: https://myaccount.google.com
2/Then go to the security part
Be sure that you have turn on two steps verification and click on "App password"
3/ After select email and the corresponding device
4/It will generate a password that will look like this, it is this password that you have to use in your python script.
5/ This password will appear here and in this place too you will have the option to erase it (so it will be no more usefull to connect to your email account).
Hope it will help other people
Answered By – X0-user-0X