I am sending emails to users using Django through Google Apps.
When the user receives emails sent from the Django app, they are from:
when looking at all emails in the inbox, people see the email’s sender as :
[email protected] depending on the email client used
If I log into that “do_not_reply” account using the browser and Google Apps itself and then send an email to myself, the emails are from:
Dont Reply<[email protected]>
As a result, the name displayed for the email’s sender in the inbox is:
In Django, is there a way to attach a “name” to the email account being used to send emails?
I have reviewed Django’s mail.py, but had no luck finding a solution
settings.EMAIL_HOST = ‘smtp.gmail.com’
You can actually use
"Dont Reply <[email protected]>" as the email address you send from.
Try this in the shell of your django project to test if it also works with gapps:
>>> from django.core.mail import send_mail >>> send_mail('subject', 'message', 'Dont Reply <[email protected]>', ['[email protected]'])
Apart from the send_mail method to send email, EmailMultiAlternatives can also be used to send email with HTML content with text content as an alternative.
try this in your project
from django.core.mail import EmailMultiAlternatives text_content = "Hello World" # set html_content email = EmailMultiAlternatives('subject', text_content, 'Dont Reply <[email protected]>', ['[email protected]']) email.attach_alternative(html_content, 'text/html') email.send()
I use this code to send through gmail smtp (using google apps). and sender names are OK
def send_mail_gapps(message, user, pwd, to): import smtplib mailServer = smtplib.SMTP("smtp.gmail.com", 587) mailServer.ehlo() mailServer.starttls() mailServer.ehlo() mailServer.login(user, pwd) mailServer.sendmail(user, to, message.as_string()) mailServer.close()