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A django package to speed-up your HTML email developpement workflow in django.
**Warning**: this package is intended for developpement only.
Working on email templates/styling in django can be really painful and slow:
* Dumping the email content to console via django's `ConsoleBackend` is just not enough when you work with HTML emails
* Sending the emails to a real adress is slow, requires a working SMTP server, and may be dangerous. It will also quickly spam your inbox.
A possible answer
What if we could display sent emails directly in browser during developpement ? It's actually quite simple, and it's exactly
what django-dbes does:
1. Instead of sending mails or logging them to console, it's stored as a model instances in database
2. The email URL is logged on the console so it can be accessed it in a web browser
3. The view behind this URL retrieve the Email instance in database and render the content in a template
The project is also bundled with an admin module so you can quickly see what are the last sent emails and display them.
pip install django-dbes
Then add the app to your settings.py::
INSTALLED_APPS = [
# other apps
EMAIL_BACKEND = 'dbes.backends.EmailBackend'
Add this to your URLs conf::
urlpatterns = [
# your urls
url(r'^emails/', include('dbes.urls', namespace='dbes')),
Run the migrations::
python manage.py migrate dbes
From now on, each time you send an email, it will be saved as a model instead of being sent. You'll also see
a log output in your console, such as:
Sending email to email@example.com with subject "Test". You can access this email at URL http://127.0.0.1:8000/emails/8b2b0bf2-bfb3-4771-a14c-f6d4dc9a635b
Just click the email link to display it.
Does the code actually work?
(myenv) $ pip install -r requirements-test.txt
(myenv) $ python runtests.py
Tools used in rendering this package:
.. _Cookiecutter: https://github.com/audreyr/cookiecutter
.. _`cookiecutter-djangopackage`: https://github.com/pydanny/cookiecutter-djangopackage
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