Dramatically simplify sending email from your python app

email-sender, emails, python
pip install MailShake==0.17.0


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Although Python makes sending email relatively easy via the smtplib module, this library provides a couple of light wrappers over it.

These wrappers make sending email extra quick, easy to test email sending during development, and provides support for platforms that can’t use SMTP.

Compatible with Python 3.4+, 2.6+ and pypy.

Mailers availiable:

  • SMTPMailer
  • AmazonSESMailer
  • ToConsoleMailer (prints the emails in the console)
  • ToFileMailer (save the emails in a file)
  • ToMemoryMailer (for testing)
  • DummyMailer (does nothing)


from mailshake import SMTPMailer

mailer = SMTPMailer()
    text_content='Hello world!',
    to=['mary@example.com', 'bob@example.com']

You can also compose several messages and send them at the same time:

from mailshake import SMTPMailer, EmailMessage

mailer = SMTPMailer()
messages = []

email_msg = EmailMessage(
    "Weekend getaway",
    "Here's a photo of us from our trip.",




  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug.
  2. Fork the Mailshake repository on Github to start making your changes.
  3. Write a test which shows that the bug was fixed or that the feature works as expected.
  4. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. :) Make sure to add yourself to AUTHORS.

Run the tests

We use some external dependencies, listed in requirements_tests.txt:

$  pip install -r requirements-tests.txt
$  python setup.py install

To run the tests in your current Python version do:

$  make test

To run them in every supported Python version do:

$  tox

It's also neccesary to run the coverage report to make sure all lines of code are touch by the tests:

$  make coverage

Our test suite runs continuously on Travis CI with every update.

copyright: Juan-Pablo Scaletti.
logo: by Alfonso Mello.
license: MIT, see LICENSE for more details.