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Repoze Sendmail

Project description


repoze.sendmail is a fork of zope.sendmail with dependency on zope security framework removed. The idea being that in this case authorization should be handled by caller, not by this library, which simply provides a means to send email. This fork is meant to be usable with repoze.bfg and other non-Zope3 frameworks.

We have also made optional, for queued delivery, the running of the queue processor thread. We have added a console script, qp, which can process queued mail and either exit after one pass or continue to run daemonically, checking the queue periodically.

You probably want to take a look at the documentation for zope.sendmail:

See also src/repoze/sendmail/README.txt

Basic Tutorial

To use repoze.sendmail using the component architecture, you’ll need to add something like this to your project’s zcml:

Note that the queuePath in the queuedDelivery must exist on the filesystem. This creates two utilities, a mailer, named smtp, and a delivery, named myapp.mailer. The mailer is used by the delivery mechanism, so generally in your code you need only look up the delivery utility:

def send_email(msg):
    mailer = getUtility(IMailDelivery, 'bfgtest.mailer')
    mailer.send(sender, [recipient], msg.as_string())

The message is an instance of email.MIMEText.MIMEText:

import email.MIMEText
def create_message(sender, recipient, subject, body):
    msg = email.MIMEText.MIMEText(body.encode('UTF-8'), 'plain', 'UTF-8')
    msg["From"] = sender
    msg["To"] = recipient
    msg["Subject"] = email.Header.Header(subject, 'UTF-8')
    return msg

repoze.sendmail hooks into the transaction system and only sends queued messages on transaction commit. If you are using a framework which, like repoze.bfg, does not use transactions by default, you will need to begin and commit a transaction of your own in order for mail to be sent:

import transaction
except e:
    raise e

Change history

1.2 (2010-02-11)

  • Maildir storage for queue can now handle unicode passed in for message or to/from addresses.

1.1 (2009-02-24)

  • Added logging to queue processor console app.
  • Added ini config parsing to queue processor console app.


  • Initial release
  • Copy of zope.sendmail with dependency on security removed.

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