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#!/usr/bin/env python3
"""Send the contents of a directory as a MIME message."""
import os
import smtplib
# For guessing MIME type based on file name extension
import mimetypes
from argparse import ArgumentParser
from email.message import EmailMessage
from email.policy import SMTP
def main():
parser = ArgumentParser(description="""\
Send the contents of a directory as a MIME message.
Unless the -o option is given, the email is sent by forwarding to your local
SMTP server, which then does the normal delivery process. Your local machine
must be running an SMTP server.
parser.add_argument('-d', '--directory',
help="""Mail the contents of the specified directory,
otherwise use the current directory. Only the regular
files in the directory are sent, and we don't recurse to
parser.add_argument('-o', '--output',
help="""Print the composed message to FILE instead of
sending the message to the SMTP server.""")
parser.add_argument('-s', '--sender', required=True,
help='The value of the From: header (required)')
parser.add_argument('-r', '--recipient', required=True,
action='append', metavar='RECIPIENT',
default=[], dest='recipients',
help='A To: header value (at least one required)')
args = parser.parse_args()
directory =
if not directory:
directory = '.'
# Create the message
msg = EmailMessage()
msg['Subject'] = f'Contents of directory {os.path.abspath(directory)}'
msg['To'] = ', '.join(args.recipients)
msg['From'] = args.sender
msg.preamble = 'You will not see this in a MIME-aware mail reader.\n'
for filename in os.listdir(directory):
path = os.path.join(directory, filename)
if not os.path.isfile(path):
# Guess the content type based on the file's extension. Encoding
# will be ignored, although we should check for simple things like
# gzip'd or compressed files.
ctype, encoding = mimetypes.guess_type(path)
if ctype is None or encoding is not None:
# No guess could be made, or the file is encoded (compressed), so
# use a generic bag-of-bits type.
ctype = 'application/octet-stream'
maintype, subtype = ctype.split('/', 1)
with open(path, 'rb') as fp:
# Now send or store the message
if args.output:
with open(args.output, 'wb') as fp:
with smtplib.SMTP('localhost') as s:
if __name__ == '__main__':