I got a problem with sending emails over SMTP

September 12, 2014 6.3k views


I need to be able to send emails from my droplet.
I tried this tutorial https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-google-s-smtp-server but it didn't work. After that here (https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/how-to-configure-smtp-to-send-a-mail-with-php) and in a couple more links I read that outgoing SMTP connections might be blocked.

Aren't my connections blocked?

2 Answers

I might have a better response if I knew how your were sending the emails but personally, I like using SMTP Hosts like:

  1. SendGrid
  2. MailGun
  3. ManDrill

These companies focus on high deliverability.

They usually have instructions on how to setup SMTP for whatever you may be using it for. Some SMTP hosts also offer a free plan for up to a certain limit.

I contacted digital ocean and they told me that my smtp port is not blocked.
But anyway I set up a free ManDrill account because I have like 1 mail a day (8

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