how to debug the Discourse server's failure to send email
I am trying to find out why is my just instantiated Discourse server failing to send email to the initial registered user that the installation completed successfully. The email address I am trying to receive the message about successful Discourse installatation is receiving emails from different sources just fine. so it must be that Discourse server’s email configuration that is defined as
DISCOURSE_SMTP_ADDRESS: smtp.elasticemail.com DISCOURSE_SMTP_PORT: 2525 DISCOURSE_SMTP_USER_NAME: firstname.lastname@example.org DISCOURSE_SMTP_PASSWORD: "c2bab563-b7fb-428c-bbfa-f97853e2c03b"
Note that I changed the password to preserve privacy and that the above settings are taken from my elasticmail account.
Once Discourse server installation task invoked by
./discourse-setup successfully finishes, I can access the server via browser, at which time, I need to specify the email address where the server will send the “verification email”.
That email never arrives.
Since I have only (PuTTY) console attached to my droplet, I do not have good ideas how to debug this.
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