package smtp

Import Path
	net/smtp (on and

Dependency Relation
	imports 10 packages, and imported by 0 packages

Involved Source Files auth.go Package smtp implements the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol as defined in RFC 5321. It also implements the following extensions: 8BITMIME RFC 1652 AUTH RFC 2554 STARTTLS RFC 3207 Additional extensions may be handled by clients. The smtp package is frozen and is not accepting new features. Some external packages provide more functionality. See:
Code Examples package main import ( "fmt" "log" "net/smtp" ) func main() { // Connect to the remote SMTP server. c, err := smtp.Dial("") if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } // Set the sender and recipient first if err := c.Mail(""); err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } if err := c.Rcpt(""); err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } // Send the email body. wc, err := c.Data() if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } _, err = fmt.Fprintf(wc, "This is the email body") if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } err = wc.Close() if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } // Send the QUIT command and close the connection. err = c.Quit() if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } } package main import ( "log" "net/smtp" ) // variables to make ExamplePlainAuth compile, without adding // unnecessary noise there. var ( from = "" msg = []byte("dummy message") recipients = []string{""} ) func main() { // hostname is used by PlainAuth to validate the TLS certificate. hostname := "" auth := smtp.PlainAuth("", "", "password", hostname) err := smtp.SendMail(hostname+":25", auth, from, recipients, msg) if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } } package main import ( "log" "net/smtp" ) func main() { // Set up authentication information. auth := smtp.PlainAuth("", "", "password", "") // Connect to the server, authenticate, set the sender and recipient, // and send the email all in one step. to := []string{""} msg := []byte("To:\r\n" + "Subject: discount Gophers!\r\n" + "\r\n" + "This is the email body.\r\n") err := smtp.SendMail("", auth, "", to, msg) if err != nil { log.Fatal(err) } }
Package-Level Type Names (total 3)
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Auth is implemented by an SMTP authentication mechanism. Next continues the authentication. The server has just sent the fromServer data. If more is true, the server expects a response, which Next should return as toServer; otherwise Next should return toServer == nil. If Next returns a non-nil error, the SMTP client aborts the authentication attempt and closes the connection. Start begins an authentication with a server. It returns the name of the authentication protocol and optionally data to include in the initial AUTH message sent to the server. It can return proto == "" to indicate that the authentication should be skipped. If it returns a non-nil error, the SMTP client aborts the authentication attempt and closes the connection. func CRAMMD5Auth(username, secret string) Auth func PlainAuth(identity, username, password, host string) Auth func SendMail(addr string, a Auth, from string, to []string, msg []byte) error func (*Client).Auth(a Auth) error
A Client represents a client connection to an SMTP server. Text is the textproto.Conn used by the Client. It is exported to allow for clients to add extensions. Auth authenticates a client using the provided authentication mechanism. A failed authentication closes the connection. Only servers that advertise the AUTH extension support this function. Close closes the connection. Data issues a DATA command to the server and returns a writer that can be used to write the mail headers and body. The caller should close the writer before calling any more methods on c. A call to Data must be preceded by one or more calls to Rcpt. Extension reports whether an extension is support by the server. The extension name is case-insensitive. If the extension is supported, Extension also returns a string that contains any parameters the server specifies for the extension. Hello sends a HELO or EHLO to the server as the given host name. Calling this method is only necessary if the client needs control over the host name used. The client will introduce itself as "localhost" automatically otherwise. If Hello is called, it must be called before any of the other methods. Mail issues a MAIL command to the server using the provided email address. If the server supports the 8BITMIME extension, Mail adds the BODY=8BITMIME parameter. If the server supports the SMTPUTF8 extension, Mail adds the SMTPUTF8 parameter. This initiates a mail transaction and is followed by one or more Rcpt calls. Noop sends the NOOP command to the server. It does nothing but check that the connection to the server is okay. Quit sends the QUIT command and closes the connection to the server. Rcpt issues a RCPT command to the server using the provided email address. A call to Rcpt must be preceded by a call to Mail and may be followed by a Data call or another Rcpt call. Reset sends the RSET command to the server, aborting the current mail transaction. StartTLS sends the STARTTLS command and encrypts all further communication. Only servers that advertise the STARTTLS extension support this function. TLSConnectionState returns the client's TLS connection state. The return values are their zero values if StartTLS did not succeed. Verify checks the validity of an email address on the server. If Verify returns nil, the address is valid. A non-nil return does not necessarily indicate an invalid address. Many servers will not verify addresses for security reasons. *T : io.Closer func Dial(addr string) (*Client, error) func NewClient(conn net.Conn, host string) (*Client, error)
ServerInfo records information about an SMTP server. // advertised authentication mechanisms // SMTP server name // using TLS, with valid certificate for Name func Auth.Start(server *ServerInfo) (proto string, toServer []byte, err error)
Package-Level Functions (total 5)
CRAMMD5Auth returns an Auth that implements the CRAM-MD5 authentication mechanism as defined in RFC 2195. The returned Auth uses the given username and secret to authenticate to the server using the challenge-response mechanism.
Dial returns a new Client connected to an SMTP server at addr. The addr must include a port, as in "".
NewClient returns a new Client using an existing connection and host as a server name to be used when authenticating.
PlainAuth returns an Auth that implements the PLAIN authentication mechanism as defined in RFC 4616. The returned Auth uses the given username and password to authenticate to host and act as identity. Usually identity should be the empty string, to act as username. PlainAuth will only send the credentials if the connection is using TLS or is connected to localhost. Otherwise authentication will fail with an error, without sending the credentials.
SendMail connects to the server at addr, switches to TLS if possible, authenticates with the optional mechanism a if possible, and then sends an email from address from, to addresses to, with message msg. The addr must include a port, as in "". The addresses in the to parameter are the SMTP RCPT addresses. The msg parameter should be an RFC 822-style email with headers first, a blank line, and then the message body. The lines of msg should be CRLF terminated. The msg headers should usually include fields such as "From", "To", "Subject", and "Cc". Sending "Bcc" messages is accomplished by including an email address in the to parameter but not including it in the msg headers. The SendMail function and the net/smtp package are low-level mechanisms and provide no support for DKIM signing, MIME attachments (see the mime/multipart package), or other mail functionality. Higher-level packages exist outside of the standard library.