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Mastering Google App Engine

By : Mohsin Hijazee, Mohsin Shafique
Book Image

Mastering Google App Engine

By: Mohsin Hijazee, Mohsin Shafique

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering Google App Engine
Credits
About the Author
Acknowledgments
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Summary


In this chapter, we looked at how e-mails work at a very high level. We saw that SMTP is a text-based protocol and the SMTP servers listen on port 587 for the e-mail clients to access them. E-mails, if on the same server, are just copied to the destined user's inbox. If they are on a different server, a DNS lookup is performed to find out the IP of the SMTP server and the e-mail is handed over to that server.

Next, we saw how to send e-mails. We saw that send_email() is the function that we can use. We also saw that EmailMessage is a class whose instance can be created and used to send an e-mail. We learned that both the function and the EmailMessage class's constructor take the same keyword arguments. We also learned how to send attachments with our e-mails.

After that, we learned how to send e-mail headers. We examined the available headers that are allowed in Google App Engine.

Once done with all aspects of sending e-mails, we focused our attention on receiving e-mails. We learned...