getting email working & Using Mailjet for Email Questions.



  • I have managed to get a Nodebb up and running on my Ubuntu VPS with Vultr.com.

    From an admin point it is working with changes been saved to the db etc.

    I can log in and out.

    What I can't seem to get going is Email. I have installed the Mailjet plugin and have this populated with the api and key. Still it seems I cannot send or am not receiving any emails.

    What are the steps to sorting? Where do I begin to look for the evidence?



  • This is incredibly frustrating for a non-techy.... Does any normal internet user actually use this programme...?

    I managed to get email working, then after logging out could not LOG BACK IN...

    Now I have managed to finally get the forum back up and running, pointing at the correct dns address, but no email again...



  • Email working now. Uninstalled the mailjet plugin and installed the smtp plugin.

    I made some changes to a users profile and after reloading and restarting Nodebb I now have the following error:

    Error: Failed to lookup view "500" in views directory "/var/www/nodebb/build/public/templates"
    at EventEmitter.render (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/application.js:580:17)
    at ServerResponse.render (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/express/lib/response.js:966:7)
    at content (/var/www/nodebb/src/middleware/render.js:70:15)
    at /var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:718:13
    at async.forEachOf.async.eachOf (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:233:13)
    at _parallel (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:717:9)
    at Object.async.parallel (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:731:9)
    at async.waterfall.str (/var/www/nodebb/src/middleware/render.js:65:12)
    at fn (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:746:34)
    at /var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:1213:16
    at /var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:166:37
    at /var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:706:43
    at /var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:167:37
    at Immediate.<anonymous> (/var/www/nodebb/node_modules/async/lib/async.js:1206:34)
    at runCallback (timers.js:672:20)
    at tryOnImmediate (timers.js:645:5)


  • ./nodebb upgrade seemed to solve the issue.

    Will I ever get the forum to be stable enough to deploy to my clients..?



  • @mattT well, I took less than an hour to configure NodeBB + Ghost + Plugins + Themes when I installed them the first time, that's because I knew what I was doing.

    If you don't know how to install it, I suggest you to buy help for the off-site installation or even use the deployed installation, so you will not have any kind of problem 🙂

    As you may see here: the Free & Open Source edition is called "Developer's Edition", so if you're not a "techy", don't bless the "programme" if you don't manage to use it 🙂



  • @Giggiux Bully for you 😉


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