hacklanta / lift-mandrill

[NOT MAINTAINED] Mandrill bindings for Lift/Scala applications.



This is a useful library for using Mandrill with Lift. It uses lift-json and Databinder's dispatch to make interacting with the Mandrill API pretty painless.


You'll need to add the following configuration parameters to your props file that Lift uses.

  • mandrill.apiKey (required) - Your API key for Mandrill.
  • mandrill.endpointHost (optional) - Some host other than mandrillapp.com, if needed.
  • mandrill.apiVersion (optional) - Some version other than 1.0, if needed.


To use the Mandrill API to send an email, you need to invoke Mandrill.run and pass in an instance of MandrillApiCall.

// At the top of your file
import com.hacklanta.mandrill._

// In your code that needs to invoke Mandrill

The Mandill.run method will log in the event something goes wrong, but will never return anything. (Something that will be fixed in the future at some point.)

Sending a regular email

To send an email using the Mandrill API, you create an instance of a MandrillMessage, create a SendMandrillMessage then pass that to Mandrill.run.

  subject = "My subject",
  from_email = "hello@awesome.com",
  to = List(
    MandrillTo("bacon2@bacon.com", Some("recipient name if provided"), "to") //last param could be "cc" or "bcc"
  html = Some(...), // HTML version
  text = Some(...)  // plain text version

Sending a templated email

To send an email with a template on your Mandrill account, you need to know the template name, and the name of the mc:edit regions in the email. Once you have that, you can invoke SendTemplateMandrillMessage.

    subject = "...",
    from_email = "...",
    to = List(...)
  template_name = "My awesome template.",
  template_content = List(
    Map("name" -> "edit region 1", "content" -> "..."),
    Map("name" -> "edit region 2", "content" -> "...")