Command line usage¶
aiosmtpd provides a main entry point which can be used to run the server
on the command line. There are two ways to run the server, depending on how
the package has been installed.
You can run the server by passing it to Python directly:
$ python3 -m aiosmtpd -n
This starts a server on localhost, port 8025 without setting the uid to
‘nobody’ (i.e. because you aren’t running it as root). Once you’ve done that,
you can connect directly to the server using your favorite command line
protocol tool. Type the
QUIT command at the server once you see the
% telnet localhost 8025 Trying 127.0.0.1... Connected to localhost. Escape character is '^]'. 220 subdivisions Python SMTP ... QUIT 221 Bye Connection closed by foreign host.
Of course, you could use Python’s
smtplib module, or any other SMTP client to
talk to the server.
Hit control-C at the server to stop it.
The entry point may also be installed as the
aiosmtpd command, so this is
equivalent to the above
$ aiosmtpd -n
Optional arguments are described in the man page document.