Zope cannot find the tutorial examples. You should install the tutorial examples before continuing. Choose "Zope Tutorial" from the product add list in the Zope management screen to install the examples.
If you have already installed the tutorial, you can either follow along manually, or reinstall the tutorial examples. Note: make sure that you have cookies turned on in your browser.What's the first thing you do when you spot Elvis? Report it at the "Elvis Lives" web site! Let's enhance our site to allow visitors to report their Elvis sightings.
mailhostMail Host object to edit it.
Your mail server is typically named
smtp. For example,
mail.elvislives.com. If you don't know the name of your mail
server, ask your system administrator, or check the configuration of
your mail client.
Now Zope can send mail. Next let's edit the mail sending script.
action.pyscript to edit it.
This script is called when a site visitor fills out an Elvis
sighting form. It sends you mail telling you about the
sighting. Mail is sent by calling the
simple_send method of the
Mail Host object.
To get this script to work you need to change the
sendervariables to your email address in place of
form.htmlpage in the
Testtab to view it.
You should soon receive a piece of email describing the Elvis sighting.
Congratulations, you've built a mail form. If you receive a Zope
error, there is a good chance that you haven't set the
setting on your mail host object correctly.
After you create a mail host, you can send mail from any
script by calling its
In the next lesson you'll learn how to use Zope to put a database on the web.