Send emails from the command line using Django's settings

pip install django-send-email==0.1.0


Email Command for Django

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


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.

  -v VERBOSITY, --verbosity=VERBOSITY
                        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
                        use settings.DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL
  -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


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