Django Multimail Requires Django 1.4+
The django-multimail demo site is at: http://www.django-multimail.com
multimail is a simple Django application that provides multiple-email address
functionality for Django's existing User model. Features include:
* Auto-creation of a multimail email from the email on a User object
* Email verification via link sent to new email address
* Auto-deletion of unverified email addresses when a user is administratively
DJANGO COMPATIBILITY NOTE
django-multimail is tested against Django versions 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7.
Please report any known issues with any of these Django versions.
Breaks Django 1.3 Compatability. django-multimail is now compatible with
To run the test suite:
$ demo/manage.py test
If you already have email sending configured and Sites configured. (See
detailed setup for alternatives to configuring Sites)
* pip install django-multimail
* add multimail to installed apps
* include 'django.template.loaders.eggs.Loader' in your TEMPLATE_LOADERS
* In your base urls.py:
* Configure your project for sending email. This usually involves setting
the following properties in your settings file: EMAIL_HOST, EMAIL_HOST_USER,
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD, EMAIL_USE_TLS, EMAIL_BACKEND. (See the Django docs:
https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/topics/email/) Additionally, you
will need to set either MULTIMAIL_FROM_EMAIL_ADDRESS or ADMIN_EMAIL for
Multimail to use as the from mail address. ADMIN_EMAIL is used if
MULTIMAIL_FROM_EMAIL_ADDRESS has not been set.
* Be sure you are setup to use Django's sites framework (see the Django
multimail uses the current domain to build verification link URLs.
Alternatively, you can set the MULTIMAIL_EMAIL_VERIFICATION_URL settings
property. See the SETTINGS section below. Another option is to set both
the MULTIMAIL_SITE_DOMAIN, and MULTIMAIL_SITE_NAME. When both of these
are set, they will override the configured site settings (for multimail
* Use of the messages framework is now optional. To use messages, set
MULTIMAL_USE_MESSAGES to True. Be sure you are exposing messages in your
templates. See Django docs on the messages framework:
* Be sure to include 'django.template.loaders.eggs.Loader' in the
TEMPLATE_LOADERS in your settings file. You should put this after loaders
that load templates you create yourself so that you can create overriding
templates to replace the builtin multimail templates.
* To install: pip install django-multimail
Or, to install from source:
pip install email@example.com:scott2b/django-multimail.git#egg=multimail
or, download the code and run python setup.py install
* Add multimail to your installed apps in your settings file
* In your base url config, add a line like the following:
The path name 'mail' is arbitrary and can be set to whatever you choose.
* Run syncdb
You can now start creating new EmailAddress objects for your users. A
Verification email will be sent automatically when a new EmailAddress object is
>>> from django.contrib.auth.models import User
>>> u = User.objects.all()
>>> u.save() # will automatically create an EmailAddress object for the user's current email address
You can also create EmailAddress objects for users directly:
>>> from multimail.models import EmailAddress
>>> addr = EmailAddress.objects.create(firstname.lastname@example.org', user=u)
The following properties may be set to customize your multimail installation.
Note that where default properties are enclosed with _() indicates translation
via Django's ugettext. Multimail does not currently have any built-in
translations for its default messages. See the Django docs for information
about creating translation messages: https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/1.7/topics/i18n/translation/#how-to-create-language-files
Default: False. Whether to allow users to verify emails associated
with a deactivated account.
Default: False. Whether to clear the email field on the user object
when the last EmailAddress is deleted.
Default: _("A verification link has been sent to %(email)s")
Default: None, but falls back to ADMIN_EMAIL if not available
Default: _("This email address has already been verified.")
MULTIMAIL_EMAIL_VERIFIED_MESSAGE **(See note below)
Default: _("Thank you for verifying your email address.")
MULTIMAIL_EMAIL_VERIFICATION_URL **(See note below)
Notes: if you change this URL and/or the URL configuration for calling
the Verify view, you need to be sure that you are passing the
emailaddress id, and the verification key into the view call.
Current site domain is generally acquired from the Sites
configuration, but can be overridden by setting BOTH the
MULTIMAIL_SITE_DOMAIN and the MULTIMAIL_SITE_NAME
Default: _("The account associated with this email address has been marked as inactive. Please contact the site administrator.")
Default: _("The seleted email verification link is invalid. Please re-register your email address.")
Default: False. Set to True to enable messages using Django's
MULTIMAIL_VERIFICATION_EMAIL_SUBJECT **(See note below)
Default: _('Verfication required')
**NOTE: properties marked with ** receive a context dictionary for string
templating. The default values do not take advantage of this, preferring
static strings in order to take advantage of translation capabilities. The
following keys are passed to these strings:
email (the email on the current multimail email object)
primary_email (the email on the user object)
Note that MULTIMAIL_EMAIL_VERIFICATION_URL does not get the verif_link key
for security reasons.
Defaults to using the ADMIN_EMAIL
Default: True. Affects the behavior of notifications when an email address
is created as a result of a user save. Multimail ensures that there is
a multimail version of the email on the user object (which is considered
to be the primary email address for the user). If a user save results
in the creation of a new EmailAddress object, the default behavior is to
send a verification link for that new address. Set this to False to
turn off that behavior.
Default: False. The old default was to cleanup any lingering, unverified
email addresses on user save. This can be a nuisance if your user objects
are getting modified and saved before users have the opportunity to
verify their email address. If you know for sure that you do not need
to save users between the time it takes to send a verification link
and the user clicking the link, then it is probably safe to set this to
True for automated cleanup of lingering unverified emails. Otherwise, it
is probably best to delete unverified emails manually.
I am open to suggestions as to how to better handle automated cleanup of
lingering unverified email addresses.
Default: True. Multimail may send notification emails to the site admin
for some errors that occur. Set this to False to disable those emails.
Default: None. Set to override the site domain for use in multimail
templates and template strings. Requires both this and MULTIMAIL_SITE_NAME
to be set to non-None values.
Default: None. Set to override the site name for use in multimail
templates and template strings. Requires both this and
MULTIMAIL_SITE_DOMAIN to be set to non-None values.
Default: 'profile'. Reverse name to redirect to after a call to the
built-in set-as-primary view. Defaults to 'profile'. Currently does not
handle passing of parameters -- if your user profiles require parameters
(such as the username or user pk) then you will need to implement your own
view for handling a set-as-primary request. For details, see
multimail.views.set_as_primary in the source code.
Default: False. Whether to allow the user to delete all verified
Default: "Cannot remove last verified email. Add another verified email
address to remove the existing one." Message sent when user tries
to delete the last verified email. Only if
MULTIMAIL_ALLOW_REMOVE_LAST_VERIFIED_EMAIL is False.
TODO: Brief introduction on what you do with files - including link to relevant help section.