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Simple Python script as SMTP server for outgoing e-mails?

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Every once in a while, my ISP's SMTP server refuses to send perfectly legit e-mails because it considers them as SPAM.

So I'd like to install a dead-simple SMTP server on my XP computer just to act as SMTP backup server. All I'd need is to change the SMTP address in my e-mail client, and off they go. No need for anything else like user authentication or SPAM control.

Is there a no-brainer, ready-to-use solution in Python that I could use for this?

posted Jul 21, 2013 by anonymous

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Many ISPs now block "pass through" SMTP -- especially original port 25 SMTP; only "their" server is permitted to connect to outside hosts.

If all your destinations are using TLS with alternate ports, you might be okay, but if the mail is being sent over port 25, it won't go anywhere.

WinXP Pro supposedly contains an SMTP server as part of the "Internet Information Services" (IIS6) suite (optional component activated via control panel). Win7 Pro seems to have removed that (SMTP) component from IIS7.

answer Jul 21, 2013 by anonymous
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Rather than write something from scratch, I'd look at deploying something out-of-the-box - Postfix, for instance - which you will be able to configure much faster than writing your own. And then you could have it either send via your ISP or send directly to the receiving MTA, without much extra effort.

answer Jul 21, 2013 by anonymous
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