Consider the case where you need the emails of all your customers. You might be doing this to set up a mailing list for your newsletter or as part of a marketing campaign.
Here is the simplest way I’ve found.
Firstly install the absolutely magnificent django-extensions app.
pip install django-extensions
Then enable it in your Django project:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'django_extensions', ... )
Django-extensions is a eclectic mix of functions that offer some really good functionality. Many of the functions in there you won’t use – but don’t feel guilty! Use what you need.
To get the list of users emails run this command:
python manage.py export_emails > addresses.txt
This puts a list of emails into a text file call
addresses.txt in the same directory as your
manage.py (in most cases).
There are other formats you can use, such as creating a google csv file:
python manage.py export_emails --format=google > google.csv
There are the django-extensions docs too!
It is well worth reviewing the docs of django-extensions – who knows there might be other functions in there you might use!