Hey guys i always needed a mailer script which can send me hourly/daily/weekly updates of my diffrent programs running on linux box.

I tried sendmail and mutt but they were not much impressive.

I made a python script for myself and this works like KILLER.

I dont had a SMTP details of my clients server neither access to it.

This badass script in python worked well for me, hope it will help you too ;)


# Import smtplib for the actual sending function
import smtplib
import argparse

# Import the email modules we will need
from email.mime.text import MIMEText

parser = argparse.ArgumentParser(description='This is a demo script by Amey Jadiye')
parser.add_argument('-s','--subject', help='Subject',required=True)
parser.add_argument('-b','--body',help='Body', required=True)
parser.add_argument('-t','--to',help='To', required=True)
parser.add_argument('-f','--sender',help='From', required=False)
args = parser.parse_args()

msg = MIMEText(args.body)
# me == the sender's email address
# you == the recipient's email address
if args.sender is not None:
msg['Subject'] = args.subject
msg['From'] = me
msg['To'] = you

# Send the message via our own SMTP server, but don't include the
# envelope header.
s = smtplib.SMTP('localhost')
s.sendmail(me, [you], msg.as_string())

if you do adjust following things you can send attachment too.

from email.mime.image import MIMEImage
from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart

fp = open(file, 'rb')
img = MIMEImage(fp.read())

# I used image here , you can use diffrent file types with MIMEText, MIMEImage, MIMEAudio, MIMEBase

Happy coding ….. :)