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# mailing
Mail your Mastodon server inactive users and track their feedback, written in Python.
Any user can ask the bot for the weather of any country like this: @bot weather: New York
The bot will reply/toot with all the information given by OpenWeatherMap API.
To run this bot you need to get your API key at https://openweathermap.org/api
### Dependencies
- **Python 3**
- Postgresql server
- Everything else at the top of `mailing.py`!
### Usage:
Within Python Virtual Environment:
1. Run 'db-setup.py' to create needed database and table and the rest of parameters. All inactive users collected data (see point 3) will be written there.
2. Run 'setup.py' to set your SMTP parameters and desired email subject. They will be saved to 'secrets/secrets.txt' for further use.
3. Run 'mailing.py' to start emailing your inactive users (last sign in at older that a year). Their username, account_id, email, delivery status (True if successful) and delivery date will be written to Postgresql database. There is another column, 'deleted', False by default. Will be useful to track deleted/not deleted inactive users if you choose to do so.
4. Use your favourite scheduling method to set mailing.py to run regularly. Column 'elapsed_days' of mailing's database will be updated so you can decide actions after some time.
Note: install all needed packages with 'pip install package'

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