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Django Mailer

Pinax

Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at http://pinaxproject.com.

This app was developed as part of the Pinax ecosystem but is just a Django app and can be used independently of other Pinax apps.

django-mailer

django-mailer is a reusable Django app for queuing the sending of email.

Getting Started

Simple usage instructions:

In settings.py:

INSTALLED_APPS = [
    ...
    "mailer",
    ...
]

EMAIL_BACKEND = "mailer.backend.DbBackend"

Run database migrations to set up the needed database tables.

Then send email in the normal way, as per the Django email docs, and they will be added to the queue.

To actually send the messages on the queue, add this to a cron job file or equivalent:

*       * * * * (/path/to/your/python /path/to/your/manage.py send_mail >> ~/cron_mail.log 2>&1)
0,20,40 * * * * (/path/to/your/python /path/to/your/manage.py retry_deferred >> ~/cron_mail_deferred.log 2>&1)

Documentation

The django-mailer documentation can be found at http://django-mailer2.readthedocs.org/en/latest/. See usage.rst in the docs for more advanced use cases - https://github.com/pinax/django-mailer/blob/master/docs/usage.rst#usage. The Pinax documentation is available at http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/.

Contribute

See CONTRIBUTING.rst for information about contributing patches to django-mailer.

See our How to Contribute (http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/how_to_contribute/) section for an overview on how contributing to Pinax works. For concrete contribution ideas, please see our Ways to Contribute/What We Need Help With (http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/ways_to_contribute/) section.

In case of any questions, we would recommend for you to join our Pinax Slack team (http://slack.pinaxproject.com) and ping us there instead of creating an issue on GitHub. Creating issues on GitHub is of course also valid but we are usually able to help you faster if you ping us in Slack.

We would also highly recommend for your to read our Open Source and Self-Care blog post (http://blog.pinaxproject.com/2016/01/19/open-source-and-self-care/).

Code of Conduct

In order to foster a kind, inclusive, and harassment-free community, the Pinax Project has a code of conduct, which can be found here http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/code_of_conduct/. We'd like to ask you to treat everyone as a smart human programmer that shares an interest in Python, Django, and Pinax with you.

Pinax Project Blog and Twitter

For updates and news regarding the Pinax Project, please follow us on Twitter at @pinaxproject and check out our blog http://blog.pinaxproject.com.

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