mailing/README.md
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mailing

Mail your Mastodon server inactive users and track their feedback.

This code written in Python get all more than a year inactive users from Mastodon's database and email them with the subject and message of your choice. Then, inactive users data is stored into new created Postgresql database to track feedback and status. Run mailing.py periodically to catch 'new' inactive users and update the elapsed days of the already emailed ones.

Dependencies

  • Python 3
  • Postgresql server
  • Everything else at the top of mailing.py!

Usage:

Within Python Virtual Environment:

  1. Run 'db-setup.py' to set database parameters and create needed database and table. All collected data of inactive users (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 than 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 -r requirements.txt'