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Djrill: Mandrill Transactional Email for Django

Djrill integrates the Mandrill transactional email service into Django.

PROJECT STATUS: INACTIVE

As of April, 2016, Djrill is no longer actively maintained (other than security updates). It is likely to keep working unless/until Mandrill changes their APIs, but Djrill will not be updated for newer Django versions or Mandrill changes. (more info)

You may be interested in django-anymail, a Djrill fork that supports Mailgun, Postmark, SendGrid, and other transactional ESPs (including limited support for Mandrill).

In general, Djrill "just works" with Django's built-in django.core.mail package. It includes:

  • Support for HTML, attachments, extra headers, and other features of Django's built-in email
  • Mandrill-specific extensions like tags, metadata, tracking, and MailChimp templates
  • Optional support for Mandrill inbound email and other webhook notifications, via Django signals

Djrill is released under the BSD license. It is tested against Django 1.4--1.9 (including Python 3 with Django 1.6+, and PyPy support with Django 1.5+). Djrill uses semantic versioning.

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Djrill 1-2-3

  1. Install Djrill from PyPI:

    $ pip install djrill
  2. Edit your project's settings.py:

    INSTALLED_APPS = (
        ...
        "djrill"
    )
    
    MANDRILL_API_KEY = "<your Mandrill key>"
    EMAIL_BACKEND = "djrill.mail.backends.djrill.DjrillBackend"
    DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = "you@example.com"  # if you don't already have this in settings
  3. Now the regular Django email functions will send through Mandrill:

    from django.core.mail import send_mail
    
    send_mail("It works!", "This will get sent through Mandrill",
        "Djrill Sender <djrill@example.com>", ["to@example.com"])

    You could send an HTML message, complete with custom Mandrill tags and metadata:

    from django.core.mail import EmailMultiAlternatives
    
    msg = EmailMultiAlternatives(
        subject="Djrill Message",
        body="This is the text email body",
        from_email="Djrill Sender <djrill@example.com>",
        to=["Recipient One <someone@example.com>", "another.person@example.com"],
        headers={'Reply-To': "Service <support@example.com>"} # optional extra headers
    )
    msg.attach_alternative("<p>This is the HTML email body</p>", "text/html")
    
    # Optional Mandrill-specific extensions:
    msg.tags = ["one tag", "two tag", "red tag", "blue tag"]
    msg.metadata = {'user_id': "8675309"}
    
    # Send it:
    msg.send()

See the full documentation for more features and options.

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