Mixing Email Backends¶
Since you are replacing Django’s global
EMAIL_BACKEND, by default
Djrill will handle all outgoing mail, sending everything through Mandrill.
You can use Django mail’s optional
argument to send some mail through Mandrill and others through a different system.
This could be useful, for example, to deliver customer emails with Mandrill, but send admin emails directly through an SMTP server:
from django.core.mail import send_mail, get_connection # send_mail connection defaults to the settings EMAIL_BACKEND, which # we've set to DjrillBackend. This will be sent using Mandrill: send_mail("Thanks", "We sent your order", "email@example.com", ["firstname.lastname@example.org"]) # Get a connection to an SMTP backend, and send using that instead: smtp_backend = get_connection('django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend') send_mail("Uh-Oh", "Need your attention", "email@example.com", ["firstname.lastname@example.org"], connection=smtp_backend)
(See the django.utils.log.AdminEmailHandler docs for more information on Django’s admin error logging.)