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#!/usr/bin/env python
import smtplib
from email.mime.text import MIMEText
USERNAME = "username@gmail.com"
PASSWORD = "password"
MAILTO = "mailto@gmail.com"
msg = MIMEText('This is the body of the email')
msg['Subject'] = 'The email subject'
msg['From'] = USERNAME
msg['To'] = MAILTO
server = smtplib.SMTP('smtp.gmail.com:587')
server.ehlo_or_helo_if_needed()
server.starttls()
server.ehlo_or_helo_if_needed()
server.login(USERNAME,PASSWORD)
server.sendmail(USERNAME, MAILTO, msg.as_string())
server.quit()
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marcos10soares commented Aug 20, 2015

am i the only one that can not use this code because gmail keeps blocking the authentication?

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skevas commented May 23, 2016

@marcos10soares: The code does no longer work since Google improved its security standards. You have to create an app password.

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