Sending email from droplets

Posted February 1, 2013 8.4k views
I have a client website hosted on one of your droplets, and they are requesting that I build some email notifications into the site. I wanted to know if there are any issues with sending email from your service (any blacklists, greylists) that you are aware of with any email providers?

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Sending emails from servers is not a problem, however it is restricted on trial servers.

In the most basic situations you can simply use the command line /usr/sbin/sendmail to get email sent out.

Or you can use some service like SendGrid etc
SendGrid is Great - they're one of our fellow TechStars grad from a previous year!

If you anyone is interested in using them let us know because we are working on a partnership so if customers are asking for it sooner we'll prioritize it up the roadmap.
Nice, thanks for the pointer about sendgrid. Good to know. Since this a simple request, I'll just relay it from the client's google account.

Well I was planning to change to SendGrid... What you mean by partnership?
Sounds great you should sign up.

A partnership is where our customers would automatically get a sendgrid account to make mailing easier.
Lol I got a 40K sendgrid plan while I was a rackspace customer. Now I use them for all my messages send from my DO vps (sendgrid agrees to use that plan even after my rackspace server went offline)
If they would offer DKIM keys for the smaller accounts I would use them for all my outgoing mail
Are you still looking to work with folks interested in integrating DO with SendGrid?

I saw this message and wonder if you are still interested in talking with folks looking for integration; having now configured my first VPS (thanks!!) I’m noticing a few aspects missing, i.e. email notifications from services such as WordPress, and am exploring SendGrid as an option rather than configuring Postfix/etc.
Please add SendGrid support!
+1 - configuring outbound mail can be such an overhead and you always hit your limits on the critical email you *really* didn't want to miss. I'd love to see SendGrid integrated in some way.
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