Welcome to Django Collector’s documentation!

Django Collector is a django application that is used to collect email addresses. The typical use case is a start-up that is in the pre-launch phase and wants to collect email addresses so that a launch notice may be sent out.

Django Collector is unique in that is provides a mechanism for people to delete their email addresses before the launch notice is sent out.

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Django Collector is all over teh internets...


  • Use the Rentalita PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rentalita/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install python-django-collector

See also: https://launchpad.net/~rentalita/+archive/ppa

  • Use the Cheese Shop:

    sudo pip install djang-collector


These settings are expected to appear in settings.py.


True or False. Default is False. Requires a working MTA. When True, Django Collector will send an email with instructions on how to delete the email address. This is as simple as clicking on a link in the email.


Default is the empty string. This email address will be used in the From: field. For example: webmaster@example.com.

Each template has been localized.

For example, in settings.py:


_ = lambda x: x

    ('en', _(u'English')),
    ('es', _(u'Espanol')),

means that English and Espanol are supported. English is the default. Users that request other languages will get English.


Default is collector/subject.txt.


Default is collector/message.txt.


Default is collector/deleted.html. This template will be displayed when the user deletes her email address by clicking the link in the email sent to her.


Default is collector/blob404.html. This template will be displayed when the user attempts to delete an email address that has already been deleted.


These variables are made available to every template.


This is a fully-qualified, hard-to-guess, and unique URL that will delete the associated email address when clicked. This is expected to appear in the COLLECTOR_MESSAGE_TEMPLATE.


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