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11-21-2016 01:10 PM
jaykapalczynski
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I am trying to attach a txt file to my email I am creating in python.  Anyone know how I can attach a txt file to the email?

#....snip

outFile = open(r"C:\Users\\TestFile.text", "w")

# return all rows
with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, ['*'], where_clause=expression) as cursor:
# return specific rows
#with arcpy.da.SearchCursor(fc, [class_field, name_field], where_clause=expression) as cursor:

    for row in cursor:
        ## Print the name of the residential road
        #print('{0}, {1}'.format(row[0], row[1]))
        print(row)
        zval = str('{0}, {1}'.format(row[0], row[1]))
        outFile.write(zval + "\n")


outFile.close()      

#===SET EMAIL To AND From==============================
FROMADDR = "me@somewherea.gov"
TOADDRS  = ["me@somewherea.gov"]

#===BUILD EMAIL========================================
def msgEmail():
    msg = "Test"
    server = smtplib.SMTP('smtp0.sitevision.com',25)
    server.set_debuglevel(1)
    server.ehlo()
    server.sendmail(FROMADDR, TOADDRS, msg)
    server.quit()
    return "Email Sent but Import Aborted"

#===PROCESS EMAIL======================================
getMsgP = msgEmail()
print getMsgP
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DarrenWiens2
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Here's an example, but really all I'm doing here is doing your web search for you:

email - Attach a txt file in Python smtplib - Stack Overflow 

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DarrenWiens2
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What have you tried so far? I see lots of search results searching for "python email attachment".

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jaykapalczynski
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#===BUILD EMAIL========================================
def msgEmail():
    #msg = "Test"
    msg = MIMEMultipart()
    msg = "Test"

    part = MIMEBase('application', "octet-stream")
    part.set_payload(open("TestFile.txt", "rb").read())
    Encoders.encode_base64(part)

    part.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment; filename="TestFile.txt"')

    msg.attach(part)

    server = smtplib.SMTP('smtp0.xx.com',25)
    server.set_debuglevel(1)
    server.ehlo()
    #server.sendmail(FROMADDR, TOADDRS, msg)
    server.sendmail(FROMADDR, TOADDRS, msg.as_string())
    server.quit()
    return "Email Sent but Import Aborted"

#===PROCESS EMAIL======================================
getMsgP = msgEmail()
print getMsgP‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍‍
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DarrenWiens2
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Here's an example, but really all I'm doing here is doing your web search for you:

email - Attach a txt file in Python smtplib - Stack Overflow 

View solution in original post

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jaykapalczynski
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I was all over that example earlier...just could not get the syntax right....

Think I got it running...Is there a way to release the txt document after I run the code?  The only way I can delete it is if I close my Python Window.  On Delete attempt I get "The Action cant be completed because the file is open in pythonw.exe"

Working Code:

filename = "TestFile.txt"
f = file(filename)


#===SET EMAIL To AND From==============================
FROMADDR = "xxx@xxx.gov"
TOADDRS  = ["xxx@xxx.gov"]

#===BUILD EMAIL========================================
def msgEmail():
    #msg = "Test"
    msg = MIMEMultipart()
    #msg = "Test"
    body = "This is the message"

    content = MIMEText(body, 'plain')
   
    attachment = MIMEText(f.read())
    attachment.add_header('Content-Disposition', 'attachment', filename=filename)          
    msg.attach(attachment)

    server = smtplib.SMTP('smtp0.xx.com',25)
    server.set_debuglevel(1)
    server.ehlo()
    #server.sendmail(FROMADDR, TOADDRS, msg)
    server.sendmail(FROMADDR, TOADDRS, msg.as_string())
    server.quit()
    return "Email Sent but Import Aborted"

#===PROCESS EMAIL======================================
getMsgP = msgEmail()
print getMsgP
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DarrenWiens2
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Have you tried f.close()?