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ImageMail.py
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# Example for sending an email with an attached image using smtplib
#
# IMPORTANT: You need to enter your email login in the main() function.
# The example is prepared for GMail, but other providers
# should be possible by changing the mail server.
 
import smtplib
from email.mime.base import MIMEBase
from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart
from email import encoders
import Image
from io import BytesIO
 
def get_attachment(img):
bytes = BytesIO()
img.save(bytes, format='JPEG')
msg = MIMEBase('image', 'jpeg')
msg.set_payload(bytes.getvalue())
encoders.encode_base64(msg)
msg.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment',
filename='image.jpeg')
return msg
 
def main():
### CHANGE THESE VALUES:
to = 'example@example.com'
subject = 'Image from Pythonista'
gmail_user = 'YOUR_GMAIL_ADDRESS'
gmail_pwd = 'YOUR_PASSWORD'
#Load a sample image, modify as needed:
image = Image.open('Test_Lenna')
print 'Connecting...'
smtpserver = smtplib.SMTP("smtp.gmail.com", 587)
smtpserver.ehlo()
smtpserver.starttls()
smtpserver.ehlo
smtpserver.login(gmail_user, gmail_pwd)
print 'Preparing message...'
outer = MIMEMultipart()
outer['Subject'] = subject
outer['To'] = to
outer['From'] = gmail_user
outer.preamble = 'You will not see this in a MIME-aware email reader.\n'
attachment = get_attachment(image)
outer.attach(attachment)
composed = outer.as_string()
print 'Sending...'
smtpserver.sendmail(gmail_user, to, composed)
smtpserver.close()
print 'Done.'
 
if __name__ == '__main__':
main()

Hello Ole. Great script. My question is how to add more types of image formats such as png, etc?

@pawelratajczak Basically, you would have to set the format to 'PNG' in line 16, modify the mime type to 'image', 'png' in line 17, and change the filename to something like image.png in line 21.

Basically, you would just have to replace jpeg with png in lines 16 to 21 (while preserving the capitalization).

I've tried using this but can't get it working with iCloud email. I've tried switching to SMTP_SSL('smtp.mail.me.com', 587) as Apple says SSL is required with no luck.

after i modify the script, I am enjoying it with a shortcut on my iphone. How do I share it with my collegues who don't have pythonista? Anyway I can export the script so that my collegues can use it without pythonista?

Great work! I am using it to email post to Flickr. Thanks!

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