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mail queuing and management for the Django web framework
Latest commit 0e59fed @spookylukey spookylukey Merge pull request #53 from pinax/issue_51
Django 1.8 'reply_to' attribute fix

See issue #51


Django Mailer


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

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

Getting Started

Simple usage instructions:



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


The django-mailer documentation can be found at See usage.rst in the docs for more advanced use cases - The Pinax documentation is available at


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

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

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