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Use an URL to configure email backend settings in your Django Application.

Project description

This utility is based on dj-database-url by Kenneth Reitz.

It allows to utilize the 12factor inspired environments variable to configure the email backend in a Django application.


Import the package in

import dj_email_url

Fetch your email configuration values. The default option is fetch them from EMAIL_URL environment variable:

email_config = dj_email_url.config()

Other option is parse an arbitrary email URL:

email_config = dj_email_url.parse('smtp://...')

Finally, it is necessary to assign values to settings:

EMAIL_HOST = email_config['EMAIL_HOST']
EMAIL_PORT = email_config['EMAIL_PORT']
EMAIL_USE_TLS = email_config['EMAIL_USE_TLS']

Alternatively, it is possible to use this less explicit shortcut:


Supported backends

Currently, it supports:

  • SMTP backend (smtp and smtps for TLS),

  • console backend (console),

  • file backend (file),

  • in-memory backend (memory),

  • and dummy backend (dummy).

SMTP backend

The scheme smtps indicates to use TLS connections, that is to set EMAIL_USE_TLS to True.

It is possible to specify SSL using a ssl=True as a query parameter:

>>> url = 'smtp://'
>>> url = dj_email_url.parse(url)
>>> assert url['EMAIL_USE_SSL'] is True

File backend

The file backend is the only one which needs a path. The url path is store in EMAIL_FILE_PATH key.

Change Log

0.0.4 - 2015-03-05

  • Fix README.

0.0.3 - 2015-03-05

  • Add change log.

  • Add ssl= option as a query parameter for SMTP backend.

  • Add Travis continuous integration.

0.0.2 - 2014-03-12

  • Add Python 3 support.

0.0.1 - 2013-02-12

  • Initial version.

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