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14.8 | -Source Code for the SendxMail Application

CD-ROM reference=14017.txt
XML Processing with Python
Sean Mc Grath

Send e-mail over the Internet to a group of e-mail accounts,
using the xmail XML representation.

The program connects to the specified SMTP server and uses
Python's smtplib library.

The list of addresses in also in XML.

A simple message file looks like this:

Hello World

A simple address file looks like this:
  <name>Neville Bagnall</name>

Sample invocation:
      -python sendxmail.py sean@digitome.com contacts.xml    email.xml
import smtplib
from pyxie import *

# Class uses event-driven XML processing style to send messages
# one at a time and so inherits from xDispatch.
class xMailSender(xDispatch):
      -def __init__(self,Sender,MailingListFile,MessageFile,   SMTPServer):
            -# PYX source for later event dispatching is the  # message file
            # The Gathered variable is used to gather characters
            # arriving in the data handler method between certain
            # start- and end-tags.
            self.Gathered = []
            self.Sender = Sender
            self.Addresses = []
            self.MessageFile = MessageFile
            # Accumulated message header
            self.MessageHeader = ""
            # Accumulated message body
            self.MessageText = ""

            self.Recepients = []
            self.server = smtplib.SMTP( SMTPServer )

            # Use tree-processing style to assemble list of
            # recipients.
            T = File2Tree(self.MessageListFile)
            for n in T:
                  if T.AtElement("email"):
                        email = T.JoinData(" ")

                  # Invoke event dispatching to handler methods
                  # PYX source is the message file.

            def start_body(self,etn,attrs):
                  # Reset gathered data for each message body.
                  self.Gathered = []
            def end_body(self,etn,attrs):
                  # Save gathered data as message body.
                  self.messageText = string.join(self.Gathered)
            def start_name(self,etn,attrs):
                  # Reset gathered data for each name element.
                  self.Gathered = []
            def start_value(self,etn,attrs):
                  # Reset gathered data for each value element.
                  self.Gathered = []
            def end_name(self,etn):
                  -# Save gathered data as header field  # recipient name.
                  self.fieldname = string.join(self.Gathered)

            def end_value(self,etn):
                  # Save gathered data as header field value.
                  -self.fieldvalue = string.join(self.   Gathered)
                  -# Add the new name/value pair to the end of  # the message header.
                  -self.MessageHeader = self.MessageHeader +  self.fieldname + ": " + self.fieldvalue + "\n"
            def characters(self,str):
                  -# Handler for character data. Accumulate  # data in the Gathered variable. 
Various # end-tag handlers copy out the accumulated # contents as needed. self.Gathered.append (PYXDecoder(str)) def end_body(self,etn): -# At this point, we have everything we need # to send e-mail. -self.MessageText = string.join (self .Gathered) self.server.sendmail (self.Sender, -self.Addresses, self.MessageHeader+"\n"+ self.MessageText ) # Close down the SMTP connection. self.server.quit() if __name__ == '__main__': import sys if len(sys.argv)==1: xMailSender ("sean@digitome.com", "contacts.xml", "email.xml", "gpo.iol.ie") else: xMailSender (sys.argv[1], sys.argv[2], sys.argv[3], sys.argv[4])
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