The best way to avoid this is to leverage the post queue. Sadly, spammers always find creative ways to bypass filters, but the post queue will stop them dead.
but it doesn't seem to work for V 0.5.2..
Can you be a bit more specific? We're usually quite good at diagnosing issues, not so good with Clairvoyance.
Required info, what have you tried? Any errors when running
To take the ease of your server, I'd recommend looking into emailer-mandrill, as they give you a free 12,000 emails per month.
After I activate the plugin and click on Emailer (Local) from the intstalled plugins menu I get a 404:
You seem to have stumbled upon a page that does not exist. Return to the home page."
No errors in the log, but there was this warning:
warn: [plugins/nodebb-plugin-emailer-local] "callbacked" deprecated as of 0.4x. Use asynchronous method instead for hook: filter:admin.header.build
./nodebb dev gave me this warning:
warn: Route requested but not found: /admin/plugins/emailer-smtp
Follow these steps to get it working
go to extend > plugins
look for Emailer (Mandrill)
install and activate plugin
go to mandrill, generate and copy api key
go to your nodebb > installed plugins > emailer (mandrill)
paste api key and click save
To test email, go to settings > email and then click on send test email