Source code: Lib/smtpd.py


This module offers several classes to implement SMTP servers. One is a generic do-nothing implementation, which can be overridden, while the other two offer specific mail-sending strategies.

20.13.1. SMTPServer Objects

class smtpd.SMTPServer(localaddr, remoteaddr)

Create a new SMTPServer object, which binds to local address localaddr. It will treat remoteaddr as an upstream SMTP relayer. Both localaddr and remoteaddr should be a (host, port) tuple. The object inherits from asyncore.dispatcher, and so will insert itself into asyncore’s event loop on instantiation.

process_message(peer, mailfrom, rcpttos, data)

Raise NotImplementedError exception. Override this in subclasses to do something useful with this message. Whatever was passed in the constructor as remoteaddr will be available as the _remoteaddr attribute. peer is the remote host’s address, mailfrom is the envelope originator, rcpttos are the envelope recipients and data is a string containing the contents of the e-mail (which should be in RFC 2822 format).

20.13.2. DebuggingServer Objects

class smtpd.DebuggingServer(localaddr, remoteaddr)

Create a new debugging server. Arguments are as per SMTPServer. Messages will be discarded, and printed on stdout.

20.13.3. PureProxy Objects

class smtpd.PureProxy(localaddr, remoteaddr)

Create a new pure proxy server. Arguments are as per SMTPServer. Everything will be relayed to remoteaddr. Note that running this has a good chance to make you into an open relay, so please be careful.

20.13.4. MailmanProxy Objects

class smtpd.MailmanProxy(localaddr, remoteaddr)

Create a new pure proxy server. Arguments are as per SMTPServer. Everything will be relayed to remoteaddr, unless local mailman configurations knows about an address, in which case it will be handled via mailman. Note that running this has a good chance to make you into an open relay, so please be careful.