How to enable SMTP?

July 6, 2018 3.9k views
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I host a website on my DigitalOcean server and I want to send verification emails to my users when they sign up for an account. But the SMTP is blocked by DigitalOcean. I contacted them to ask them enable it, but they said that they are able to enable it only after 60 days of usages. But I need it right now or my website cannot run!
What should I do?

1 comment
  • Hey Victor,

    Did you find a solution? I have an e-commerce project in hand and if I can't send confirmation email and billing details to customers, going with digitalocean is pointless.

2 Answers

Hello friend!

I'm terribly sorry for any inconvenience that has caused. This is something we have been doing to reduce spam on our network. Please do not think that we are accusing you of sending spam, it is more that we simply cannot accurately determine who is going to send it.

My recommendation would be to utilize an external SMTP service that offers an alternate SMTP port, like 2525 for example. There are many email providers out there that offer SMTP service. Frankly, using a service like that will generally improve your inbox delivery on average, so it's kind of a benefit as well.

Kind Regards,

if this is true you could at least point it clearly in your tutorials instead of wasting people's time on installing and debugging your platform. as said above, your system is then pointless and it is really stupid to start whatsoever private or commercial service on your platform.
kind regards

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