Thanks bunches for this. 👍
I wish to use our own email server for sending emails but I could only find gmail settings. I also could not find any plugin in the plugins download section which would let me use my own SMTP settings.
Outdated guide can be found here:
@nhl.pl WIll this work with 1.0.0 ? And do you know why there aren't any plugins for this in the plugin downloads section ?
I have no idea, sorry.
Local Emailer was introduced but not built-in SMTP client.
After a lot of tinkering I got the SMTP options but I think NodeBB uses sendmail while our email server uses Exim. Is there any way I can get Exim to work with NodeBB ?
@Gaurav-Grv-Robinson It looks like NodeBB uses the nodemailer package under the covers, but the UI may only present SMTP transport options.
Your best bet is to use an SMTP server that's configured to listen/login/relay email on your behalf, this is a little different than a mail spooling system that in the end may relay, or otherwise send directly. If you have an inbound mail server that also has smtp for outbound, use that.
I tend to just use SendGrid (hosted SaaS mail delivery) for my outbound emails, because delivery rates come out much better. There are other services, and depending on where you are hosting, they may offer one.