I’m trying to send notification emails using Django (1.6.1) and Mezzanine on Ubuntu 14.04. This is in my settings.py:
EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com' EMAIL_PORT = 587 EMAIL_USE_TLS = True EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'email@example.com' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'secret'
This returns: [Errno 111] Connection refused
But I can send email from the console like this:
>> from django.core.mail import send_mail >> send_mail('Subject here', 'Here is the message.', 'firstname.lastname@example.org', ['email@example.com'], fail_silently=False)
It return 1 and I actually got the email. I’ve tried Mandrill as well and got the same results.
After reading various threads, do I need to install Postfix to act as a relay or can I directly access the SMTP servers and email? I’d like to avoid installing Postfix if possible.
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