|Reported by:||gtaylor||Owned by:||nobody|
|Has patch:||yes||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
I've attached a patch that elaborates on the usage of the datatuple argument to send_mass_mail(). I confused myself with my first attempt at using this function by doing something like:
('test', 'testmsg', 'firstname.lastname@example.org', ('email@example.com', 'firstname.lastname@example.org'))
I thought that the documentation was saying that connections were made to the server for each and every recipient in send_mail(), which is not the case. So I took my arguments from send_mail() and constructed a datatuple for send_mass_mail(), since that re-used the same connection. As silly as I later found it was to do this, I think it's worth pointing out the usage of datatuple explicitly so that people can draw this conclusion for themselves.
The patch suggests that send_mass_mail() can be used to send multiple, completely arbitrary emails to one or more completely different set of recipients. I also show that you need a tuple of tuples, rather than a single datatuple.
Change History (6)
Changed 5 years ago by gtaylor
comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by gabrielhurley
- Needs documentation unset
- Needs tests unset
- Patch needs improvement unset
- Summary changed from send_mass_mail() elaboration to send_mass_mail() example
- Triage Stage changed from Unreviewed to Accepted