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Morning Team,

Looking into a project for a local community group to automatically send emails triggered by certain events. Most likely new content on the blog or when a reply to a forum question occurs. Fairly common capability.

Approach maybe like this - https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/topics/email/#sending-multiple-emails

Puzzling out potential issues in advance. E.g as per here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/8659131/how-does-one-send-an-email-to-10-000-users-in-django

There would be 10's to maybe low 100's of emails. Maybe a few times a day at most. Don't want to BCC the list I think. Only Registered users of the site will get them. Probably Mailchimp etc would be more complicated (maybe) - as they tend to block your account if not enough people open the email. I intend to add enough info in the Subject so most folks won't need to open them. Usual worries about spam filtering etc.

Using Django. And will Webfaction take a dim view? Any limits?

Sending emails is a funny business.

Ta, Stuart

asked 24 Aug, 08:12

Parthian
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Tools like mailchimp (through mandrill) or amazon ses are not very complicated to setup, as they provide an smtp gateway that you can configure as any other smtp service.

They also have REST APIs that you can use programmatically.

That said, if:

  1. Your list is confirmed opt-in only,
  2. You have not purchased your list from a third party,
  3. Your messages include instructions for opting out of future mailings, and
  4. You can produce proof of opt-in for any/all of your recipients, should we require it..

Then you can use our smtp service too.

We have a limit of 500 outgoing emails per 24 hours per WebFaction account, but if you meet the above criteria, we could consider raising it.

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answered 24 Aug, 14:03

iliasr ♦♦
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Thanks for that iliasr,

Q 1 to 4 are a definite yes. A very tight list for a very specific purpose. 500 per day. Didn't know that. Should be more than enough.

Used Mailchimp before (but not via API etc - just for sending newsletters) and they'd block you for 24 hours if not enough were opened. Not acceptable for my (or any) application. Rather avoid that risk.

See here for what looks like good code. https://groups.google.com/g/django-users/c/ZHXhRZUfiPA/m/C9nNTs6DBQAJ Fred's code should do. But note Shems concern about emails going into Spam boxes of subscribers.

Anyone know of the a good Django plugin to help.

Cheers

(24 Aug, 14:27) Parthian
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