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A Drop in Replacement for default django email backend based on Amazon SES

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Django Ses

Another Django Email Backend on top of Amazon Simple Email Service (SES). Supports Django 1.9, 1.10, 1.11, 2.0, 2.1 . Using the latest boto3 to make API Calls, Tested using moto

What is this package about

Every web application needs to send email at some point, may it be verification, password resets, updates etc..., Django by default supports SMTP protocol, simply specify smtp credentials and you are ready to go. But when you use Amazon Services such as SES the preferred way is to access it via its API.

So Here it is guys. Simply install it, give the SES credentials, and start sending Emails. More over if your application is hosted in AWS first ~60000 emails are free every month

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This package is available via pip, So install it using pip

pip install django-ses

and add it in your INSTALLED_APPS section of


SES Credential Setup

Obviously you need to have access to an AWS SES account, generate credentials by following this guide or if you already have access keys use it.

in your add it as follows

SES_REGION_NAME = 'us-east-1'  

SES_REGION_NAME is optional defaults to us-east-1

You need to verify domain or verify email in order to send emails outside


Once the setup is done you can send emails as usual, your existing calls to emails should work without any modifications

example 1 - Using send_mail()

send_mail(subject="Test Subject", message="Message", from_email="", recipient_list=[''])

example 2 - Using EmailMessage

email = EmailMessage(
    'Subject 1',
    'Body1 goes here',
    ['', ''],

email.send() for more details


  • Pre Send, Post Send Signals


  • Submit issues to Github Issues
  • Submit patches to the develop branch
  • Kindly write tests to justify any additions

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