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django-mailing 0.1beta9

A flexible Django app for templated mailings with support for celery queuing, SendGrid and more.

Latest Version: 0.1.2

django-mailing was developed to:
  • send emails in ASCII or HTML
  • support email templating with headers and footers
  • support multilingual environments
  • optionally use SendGrid to categorize email statistics and sync email lists
  • optionally support celery for queuing mail sending and/or processing in background processes

Installation

Available on PyPi:

pip install django-mailing

Configuration

Add to your installed apps in your setting.py file:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
...
'mailing',
)

settings.DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL

You need to set your default from email:

DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'contact@mydomain.com'

settings.MAILING_USE_SENDGRID

Boolean to indicate you have configured Django to use SendGrid:

MAILING_USE_SENDGRID = True
The impact is you now have additional SendGrid capabilities such as the ability to:
  • categorize emails sent
  • manage/sync mailing lists (currently not implemented)
  • plus all the good stuff they do on their side.

settings.MAILING_MAILTO_HIJACK

You can hijack email sent by your app to redirect to another email. Quite practical when developing or testing with external email addresses:

MAILING_MAILTO_HIJACK = 'me@mydomain.com'

If defined, every outgoind email will be sent to me@mydomain.com. For debugging/testing purposes, the following header is added to the email:

X-MAILER-ORIGINAL-MAILTO: me@mydomain.com

It will contain what would have been the original "To" header if we hadn't hijacked it

settings.MAILING_USE_CELERY

Boolean indicating celery is configured and you want to send/process email related stuff in background:

MAILING_USE_CELERY = True

For example, you can configure your app to use celery by installing a redis server.

Your settings would also need to include things like:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    #
    # ...
    #

    'celery',
    'djcelery',

    #
    # ...
    #

    'mailing',

    #
    # ...
    #
)

#
# ...
#

# Celery Configuration. Ref.: http://celery.github.com/celery/configuration.htm
# -------------------------------------
os.environ["CELERY_LOADER"] = "django"
djcelery.setup_loader()

BROKER_TRANSPORT = "redis"
BROKER_HOST = "localhost"  # Maps to redis host.
BROKER_PORT = 6379         # Maps to redis port.
BROKER_VHOST = "0"         # Maps to database number.

CELERY_IGNORE_RESULT = False
CELERY_RESULT_BACKEND = "redis"
CELERY_REDIS_HOST = "localhost"
CELERY_REDIS_PORT = 6379
CELERY_REDIS_DB = 0

When running the celery daemon, you need to include the mailing app in the tasks through the include parameter. Example:

manage.py celeryd --verbosity=2 --beat --schedule=celery --events --loglevel=INFO -I mailing

You therefore could run a separate celery daemon to run your mailing tasks independently of other tasks if the need arises.

settings.MAILING_LANGUAGES

Not yet implemented.

Replacing the core django send_mail function

To replace Django's core send_mail function to add support for email templates, SendGrid integration and background celery sending, add the following code to your settings file:

import sys
from mailing.mail import send_email_default
try:
    from django.core import mail
    mail.send_mail = send_email_default
    sys.modules['django.core.mail'] = mail
except ImportError:
    pass

Using django-mailing

Simple multi-part send_mail replacement

You can using mailing.send_email instead of Django's send_mail to send multi-part messages:

send_email(recipients, subject, text_content=None, html_content=None, from_email=settings.DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL, category=None, fail_silently=False, bypass_queue=False)
Parameters are:
  • recipients is a list of email addresses to send the email to
  • subject is the subject of your email
  • text_content is the ASCII content of the email
  • html_content is the HTML content of the email
  • from_email is a string and is the sender's address
  • category is a string and is used to define SendGrid's X-SMTPAPI's category header

You must supply at least text_content or html_content. If both aren't supplied, an exception will be raised. If only one of the two is supplied, the email will be sent in the corresponding format. If both content are supplied, a multi-part email will be sent.

Example usage:

from mailing import send_email

send_email(['test1@mydomain.com', 'test@mydomain.com'], 'Testing 1,2,3...', 'Text Body', 'HTML Body', category='testing')

Rendering and sending emails using templates

To use Django templates to generate dynamic emails, similar to using render_with_context in a Django view, use the render_send_email shortcut:

render_send_email(recipients, template, data, from_email=settings.DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL, subject=None, category=None, fail_silently=False, language='en', bypass_queue=False)
Parameters are:
  • recipients is a list of email addresses to send the email to
  • template the path to your Django templates, without any extension
  • data data context dictionnary to render the template
  • from_email is a string and is the sender's address
  • subject is the subject of your email
  • category is a string and is used to define SendGrid's X-SMTPAPI's category header

Example:

def send_welcome_email(user):
    from mailing.shortcuts import render_send_email

    render_send_email(['test1@mydomain.com', 'test@mydomain.com'], 'users/welcome', {'user': user}, category='welcome')
in your app, you would need the following template files with the right extensions:
  • templates/users/welcome.txt
  • templates/users/welcome.html
  • templates/users/welcome.subject

The subject template file can be omitted but you then need to supply the subject parameter. If you do not create a template with a .txt or a .html extension, then the associated format won't be included in the email. So, if you want to only send ASCII messages, do not create a .html file.

Example without using a subject template:

render_send_email(['test1@mydomain.com', 'test@mydomain.com'], 'app/welcome', data, subject='Welcome new user', category='welcome')

Templates

The following templates are defined and used by django-mailing and should be overriten in your own templates:
  • templates/mailing/base.txt
  • templates/mailing/base.html

These are used to define your email overall look like the header and footer. The only requirement is to include the {{ content }} template variable. It is there than the supplied content of your email will be inserted in your base template.

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2009 Jerome Paradis, Alain Carpentier and contributors

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

 
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