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Send emails from the command line using Django's settings

Project Description
# Email Command for Django

This app provides a simple management command for sending emails using your Django settings from the command line.

## Install

Pull down the app:

$ pip install django-send-email

Add it to your `INSTALLED_APPS`:


## Sending Emails

django-send-email provides a management command named `send_email_message` to send emails from the command line.

$ send_email_message subject message

Subject, message and at least one recipient are required. You can pass `ADMINS` or `MANAGERS` as any one of the recipients and django-send-email will fetch the recipients from the proper Django setting.

$ send_email_message subject message MANAGERS --bcc=ADMINS

You can also pass a filename as the message argument and django-send-email will use the file contents at the body of the email.

$ send_email_message subject /path/to/message.txt

Alternatively you can use `-` as the message argument to read from standard input.

$ send_email_message subject - < /path/to/message.txt
$ echo "some message text" | send_email_message subject -

### Full Usage

Usage: send_email_message [options] <subject> <message or file or "-"> <recipient1>...<recipientN>

Sends an email to the specified email addresses.
Message can be a string, filename or "-" to read from stdin.

Verbosity level; 0=minimal output, 1=normal output,
2=verbose output, 3=very verbose output
--settings=SETTINGS The Python path to a settings module, e.g.
"myproject.settings.main". If this isn't provided, the
DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE environment variable will be
A directory to add to the Python path, e.g.
--traceback Print traceback on exception
--noinput Tells Django to NOT prompt the user for input of any
Email address to use to send emails from. Defaults to
-r, --raise-error Exceptions during the email sending process will be
raised. Default to failing silently
-n, --noprefix Disables email subject prefix. Default behavior is to
prepend settings.EMAIL_SUBJECT_PREFIX
-b BCC, --bcc=BCC Comma separated list of email addresses for BCC
-c CC, --cc=CC Comma separated list of email addresses for CC
--version show program's version number and exit
-h, --help show this help message and exit

## Testing

Running the unittests is as simple as testing any other Django app test django_send_email

To test the command on a development SMTP server, you can run the debug SMTP server from the `smtp` library.

$ python -m smtpd -n -c DebuggingServer localhost:1025

Just make sure that Django is configured correctly to point at localhost:1025
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