|Info:||A Django email backend for Amazon's Simple Email Service|
|Author:||Harry Marr (http://github.com/hmarr, http://twitter.com/harrymarr)|
A bird's eye view
Django-SES is a drop-in mail backend for Django. Instead of sending emails through a traditional SMTP mail server, Django-SES routes email through Amazon Web Services' excellent Simple Email Service (SES).
Why SES instead of SMTP?
Configuring, maintaining, and dealing with some complicated edge cases can be time-consuming. Sending emails with Django-SES might be attractive to you if:
- You don't want to maintain mail servers.
- You are already deployed on EC2 (In-bound traffic to SES is free from EC2 instances).
- You need to send a high volume of email.
- You don't want to have to worry about PTR records, Reverse DNS, email whitelist/blacklist services.
- Django-SES is a truely drop-in replacement for the default mail backend. Your code should require no changes.
You can do the following to install boto 2.0b4 (we're using --upgrade here to make sure you get 2.0b4):
pip install --upgrade boto
pip install django-ses
Add the following to your settings.py:
EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django_ses.SESBackend' # These are optional -- if they're set as environment variables they won't # need to be set here as well AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID = 'YOUR-ACCESS-KEY-ID' AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY = 'YOUR-SECRET-ACCESS-KEY'
Now, when you use
django.core.mail.send_mail, Simple Email Service will
send the messages by default.
Check out the
example directory for more information.
SES Stats Report
A very simple read-only report on your quota, verified email addresses and sending statistics is included.
If you wish to use the SES sending statistics reports, you must include
django_ses in your INSTALLED_APPS and you must include
Django Builtin-in Error Emails
If you'd like Django's Builtin Email Error Reporting to function properly
(actually send working emails), you'll have to explicitly set the
SERVER_EMAIL setting to one of your SES-verified addresses. Otherwise, your
error emails will all fail and you'll be blissfully unaware of a problem.
Note: You will need to sign up for SES and verify any emails you're going to use in the from_email argument to django.core.mail.send_email(). Boto has a verify_email_address() method: https://github.com/boto/boto/blob/master/boto/ses/connection.py