Setup email sending on VPS via external mail server (Debian)

  • Posted February 6, 2014


I need to send emails to the registered users on my website. Which mail server should I use for this purpose? I need to be able to substitute the from address with mine and use it without any limits. Gmail has a limitations even for business customers.

I don’t want to setup mail server on VPS.

I appreciate your help. Thank you.


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@Lee Ibrahim: Are you in the process of transferring the domain from another registrar?

When I setup the free Zohomail servers and try to receive emails via gmail the emails bounce hence not send. <br> <br>Reasons: <br>1. I have the name servers to NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS2… NS3… this makes the receiving emails from gmail a problem with the error - <br> <br>“The zone file is unavailable because the domains set nameservers do not belong to this registrar.” <br> <br>How do I go about with this? Please do help if you have had a similar problem.

Check out <a href=“”></a>. Most of these services should supply you with SMTP credentials that your app can use.

“I don’t want to setup mail server on VPS” you said. Then that means you need to use a mailing service in order to do that!! <br> <br>if you don’t want to setup a mail server on your VPS, then you 2nd option is to buy a mailing service such as Google App “$50/year” or go for cheaper one like Zoho mail. you can use Zoho mail for free actually and if you want more size and features then buy their service which is $25/year.