Using SparkPost with Django
Last updated February 2020
Note: this article covers using SparkPost via SMTP with Django. We also offer a Python client library that includes a Django email backend.
The simplest way to use SparkPost in your Django project is to configure its SMTP backend. To configure Django’s SMTP backend, put the following lines in your project’s settings.py file:
EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.sparkpostmail.com' EMAIL_PORT = 587 EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'SMTP_Injection' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'YOUR API KEY' EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
Remember to replace
YOUR API KEY with an API key that has “Send via SMTP” permission. Follow the create API keys guide for detailed instructions.
Now send your email through Django using SparkPost:
from django.core.mail import send_mail send_mail('Using SparkPost with Django', 'This is a message from Django using SparkPost!', 'firstname.lastname@example.org', ['email@example.com'], fail_silently=False)
Note that SMTP is the default backend for Django. However, if you want to make it explicit, put the following line in settings.py:
EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
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