I’ve been trouble-shooting sending email from my application using Zoho. It works locally, and on another (non-DO) VPS, but after trying with Digital Ocean for a looooong time, I have found that they block SMTP connections in an attempt to stop spammers. The ability to send email is an absolutely crucial part of my web app (like any web app), so having this functionality disabled for 60 days in unacceptable.
Why don’t Digital Ocean tell people about this when they’re signing up?! It would have saved me many many wasted hours’ work.
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