Write a script to automate sending daily email reports in Python, and walk me through how I would set it up.

Certainly! To automate sending daily email reports in Python, you can use the `smtplib` library to send emails and `schedule` library to schedule the task. Additionally, you can use the `email` and `MIMEText` modules to construct and send HTML emails.

Here’s a basic example script for sending a daily email report:

import smtplib
from email.mime.text import MIMEText
from email.mime.multipart import MIMEMultipart
import schedule
import time
import datetime

def send_email(subject, body, to_email):
# Set up the MIME
msg = MIMEMultipart()
msg[‘From’] = ‘your_email@gmail.com’ # Replace with your email
msg[‘To’] = to_email
msg[‘Subject’] = subject

# Attach the message body
msg.attach(MIMEText(body, ‘html’))

# Set up the SMTP server
smtp_server = ‘smtp.gmail.com’ # Replace with your SMTP server
smtp_port = 587 # Replace with your SMTP port

# Start TLS for security
server = smtplib.SMTP(smtp_server, smtp_port)
server.starttls()

# Login with your email credentials
server.login(‘your_email@gmail.com’, ‘your_password’) # Replace with your email and password

# Send the email
server.sendmail(‘your_email@gmail.com’, to_email, msg.as_string())

# Quit the server
server.quit()

def daily_report():
# Generate your daily report content here
report_content = “””
<html>
<body>
<h2>Daily Report</h2>
<p>This is your daily report content.</p>
</body>
</html>
“””

# Get today’s date
today_date = datetime.datetime.now().strftime(“%Y-%m-%d”)

# Send the email
send_email(f’Daily Report – {today_date}’, report_content, ‘recipient@example.com’) # Replace with the recipient’s email

# Schedule the task to run every day at a specific time (e.g., 8:00 AM)
schedule.every().day.at(“08:00”).do(daily_report)

# Keep the script running
while True:
schedule.run_pending()
time.sleep(1)

# Get today’s date
today_date = datetime.datetime.now().strftime(“%Y-%m-%d”)

# Send the email
send_email(f’Daily Report – {today_date}’, report_content, ‘recipient@example.com’) # Replace with the recipient’s email

# Schedule the task to run every day at a specific time (e.g., 8:00 AM)
schedule.every().day.at(“08:00”).do(daily_report)

# Keep the script running
while True:
schedule.run_pending()
time.sleep(1)
“`

Note:
1. Replace placeholders like `’your_email@gmail.com’`, `’your_password’`, and `’recipient@example.com’` with your actual email credentials and recipient’s email.
2. Make sure to enable “Less secure app access” in your Google account settings if you are using a Gmail account for sending emails.
3. Install the required libraries using `pip install schedule`.

To run the script:

1. Save the script with a `.py` extension, for example, `email_report.py`.
2. Open a terminal and navigate to the script’s directory.
3. Run the script using `python email_report.py`.

The script will run indefinitely, sending the daily email report at the specified time. You can customize the `daily_report` function to generate the specific content you want to include in your daily report.

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