[Fixed]-Python Django e-mail form example

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A simple example could be:

urls.py

from django.conf.urls import patterns, url
from yourapp import views

urlpatterns = patterns(
    '',
    url(r'^email/$',
        views.email,
        name='email'
        ),
    url(r'^thanks/$',
        views.thanks,
        name='thanks'
        ),
)

forms.py

from django import forms

class ContactForm(forms.Form):

    from_email = forms.EmailField(required=True)
    subject = forms.CharField(required=True)
    message = forms.CharField(widget=forms.Textarea)

views.py

from django.core.mail import send_mail, BadHeaderError
from django.http import HttpResponse, HttpResponseRedirect
from django.shortcuts import render, redirect
from yourapp.forms import ContactForm

def email(request):
    if request.method == 'GET':
        form = ContactForm()
    else:
        form = ContactForm(request.POST)
        if form.is_valid():
            subject = form.cleaned_data['subject']
            from_email = form.cleaned_data['from_email']
            message = form.cleaned_data['message']
            try:
                send_mail(subject, message, from_email, ['admin@example.com'])
            except BadHeaderError:
                return HttpResponse('Invalid header found.')
            return redirect('thanks')
    return render(request, "yourapp/email.html", {'form': form})

def thanks(request):
    return HttpResponse('Thank you for your message.')

email.html

<form method="post">
    {% csrf_token %}
    {{ form }}
    <div class="form-actions">
      <button type="submit">Send</button>
    </div>
</form>

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If simplicity is important, Formspree might be an alternative. They make it super easy.

You just need to insert something like this in your code:

<form action="https://formspree.io/your@email.com"
      method="POST">
    <input type="text" name="name">
    <input type="email" name="_replyto">
    <textarea name="message"></textarea>
    <input type="submit" value="Send">
</form>

Then you validate the e-mail, and you are ready to go.

For further information, this video explains how to do it.

👤J0ANMM

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  1. From django.conf.urls import patterns, url
  2. From yourapp import views

Example

urlpatterns = patterns(
    '',
    url(r'^email/$',
        views.email,
        name='email'
        ),
    url(r'^thanks/$',
        views.thanks,
        name='thanks'
        ),
)

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