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

Posted February 6, 2014 5.7k views
Hi, 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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"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!!

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.
Check out Most of these services should supply you with SMTP credentials that your app can use.
When I setup the free Zohomail servers and try to receive emails via gmail the emails bounce hence not send.

1. I have the name servers to NS1.DIGITALOCEAN.COM NS2... NS3... this makes the receiving emails from gmail a problem with the error -

"The zone file is unavailable because the domains set nameservers do not belong to this registrar."

How do I go about with this? Please do help if you have had a similar problem.
@Lee Ibrahim: Are you in the process of transferring the domain from another registrar?