Default email port changed from 25 to 587

  • Realised no email was getting sent from my NodeBB after an update to 1.12.1

    Checking the logs it was trying to connect to localhost on port 587. However by default exim4 only listens on port 25, so NodeBB must have changed this (or the default plugin nodebb uses for sending email).

    I couldn't see this documented anywhere but it may affect other users so mentioning it here.

    On Debian I changed /etc/default/exim4 to include


    Might be worth mentioning this somewhere if it's not already been done.

  • Global Moderator

    What version did you upgrade from?

  • 1.12.0 to 1.12.1

  • You are right. I was fixed enabling Custom SMTP and set port 25 and all parameters there:


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