[Inpycon] How to send mail to previous year attendees

Anand Chitipothu anandology at gmail.com
Tue Feb 11 14:48:53 CET 2014

On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 6:58 PM, Bibhas Ch Debnath <me at bibhas.in> wrote:

> Hi Pranjal,
> You app asks for access to my Google account without even showing me
> anything. That's not really a good practice. I'm not going to provide a
> random app access to my data like this.
> That aside, this year PyCon US had a trouble with their mailing system and
> a great percentage of mails ended up in spam box. So I'm a bit skeptical
> about using an untested application for mass mailing and also entrusting
> with the email addresses of all our participants. Mailchimp has been out
> there for a while and proven itself useful and trustworthy.
> If asked to choose between Mailchimp and your app for this particular
> task, I'd use Mailchimp. Maybe we can use your service for some smaller
> task later on.
> And please, update your app to at least tell something about itself before
> asking for people's data. Give your user a choice.
> Just my view. Please take as a feedback from a would-be user and not a
> mailchimp fanboy. :)

I've used a Python script to send out email related to talk selection. I
think I used envelops module for that. I can share those scripts if you are
interested. Since the email is sent out from my gmail account, it was
considered as legitimate and not spam. One more thing about Mailchimp is
that, all the mails sent out from that will show up in promotions tabs in

My suggestion is to use mailchimp to send out email to past participants
and use scripts for talk selection.

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