Django Yubin is used to queue e-mails. This allows the emails to be sent asynchronously (by the use of a command extension) rather than blocking the response.

It also provides with some classes that allows you to compose e-mails in the same way you compose your django templates, using different templates for subject, body and html content.

It’s a fork!

Yes, it’s a fork, fork, comes from django-mailer-2 fork which is a fork form Chris Beaven fork to of James Tauber’s django-mailer

This document is readthedocs version of the fork that Chris and James made the original document with some additional information.


Chris Beaven started a fork of django-mailer and it got to the point when it would be rather difficult to merge back. The fork was then renamed to the completely unimaginative “django mailer 2”.

As always found myself using this project with the mailviews classes, we adapted some of the mailviews to add priority and some convenience classes.


Some of the larger differences in django_yubin:

  • Needs Django 1.9+
  • It saves a rendered version of the email instead - so HTML and other attachments are handled fine
  • The models were completely refactored for a better logical separation of data.
  • It provides a hook to override (aka “monkey patch”) the Django send_mail, mail_admins and mail_manager functions.
  • Added a management command to remove old e-mails, so the database does not increase so much.
  • Added a new testing procedure, so you can run the tests without having to install and configure a Django application.
  • Added some cron templates ein bin folder to help you to configure the cron.
  • Improved admin configuration.
  • Added a demo project, which shows how we can retrieve an email stored in the database and shows django-mailer in the admin.
  • Integrated django-mailviews classes
  • Added to CI and code coverage.


At the time of the fork, the primary authors of django-mailer were James Tauber and Brian Rosner. The additional contributors included Michael Trier, Doug Napoleone and Jannis Leidel.

Original branch and the django-mailer-2 hard work comes from Chris Beaven.

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The name django-yubin was suggested by @morenosan, he says it means “postal mail” in japanesse, but who knows! :)