Sending SMTP relay messages out through Python is very straight forward.
If your SMTP server is set to accept open relays from your server/client (not necessarily a good idea), you can just do the following:
#!/usr/bin/python import smtplib, sys if len(sys.argv) != 5: print "You must call me like:" print " mailme from to subject msgfile" sys.exit() fromaddr = sys.argv toaddr = sys.argv subject = sys.argv msgfile = sys.argv try: f = open(msgfile) msg = f.read() except: print "Invalid Message File: " + msgfile sys.exit() m = "From: %s\r\nTo: %s\r\nSubject: %s\r\nX-Mailer: My-Mail\r\n\r\n" \ % (fromaddr, toaddr, subject) smtp = smtplib.SMTP() smtp.connect('10.34.20.251') smtp.sendmail(fromaddr, toaddr, m+msg) smtp.close()
Note: this is a very minimal example and should/could do a lot more fancy error checking and stuff. Hopefully it's useful to at least get you rolling though.