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How to enable SMTP?

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? Thanks!

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Hello, all

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.

Stopping spam is a constant fight, so we have implemented some restrictions on newer accounts. To qualify for the ability to send out email, we do require accounts to wait 60 days before we can look into removing the restriction. Once your account has reached 60 days of stable use, please do reach back out to us so we can look into this for you.

Hope that helps! Regards, Alex

Oh my god, its 2019… And I can’t send bloody email??

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

I have lost literally 1 week trying to discover why my droplet is not sending emails. It’s true that DigitalOcean has blocked SMTP??? What sense has it nowadays in a server?