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Simple email confirmation for django.

Project description

A Django app providing simple email confirmation.

This app can be used to support three types of User models:

  • Users have one email address that is stored on the User model
  • Users have one primary email address stored on the User model, and have N secondary emails stored in EmailAddress objects
  • Users have N email addresses stored in EmailAddress objects.


Add the provided mixin to your django 1.5+ custom user model:

from django.contrib.auth.models import AbstractUser
from simple_email_confirmation import SimpleEmailConfirmationUserMixin

class User(SimpleEmailConfirmationUserMixin, AbstractUser):

then, when creating a new User you probably want to do something like:

user = User.objects.create_user('')
address = user.add_unconfirmed_email(

confirmation_key = address.key
user.is_confirmed # False

send_email(, 'Use %s to confirm your email' % confirmation_key)
# User gets email, passes the confirmation_key back to your server

user.is_confirmed # True

when changing a User’s email, the flow might go:

new_email = ''
address = user.add_unconfirmed_email(new_email)

confirmation_key = address.key
user.is_email_confirmed(new_email) # False

send_email(new_email, 'Use %s to confirm your new email' % confirmation_key)
# User gets email, passes the confirmation_key back to your server

user.is_email_confirmed(new_email) # True

user.set_primary_email(new_email) #


From pypi using pip:

pip install django-timezone-field

Running the Tests

Using Doug Hellman’s virtualenvwrapper:

pip install django-simple-email-confirmation
export DJANGO_SETTINGS_MODULE=simple_email_confirmation.test_project.settings test simple_email_confirmation

Found a Bug?

To file a bug or submit a patch, please head over to django-simple-email-confirmation on github.


Originally adapted from Pinax’s django-email-confirmation, which was originally adapted from James Tauber’s django-email-confirmation.

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