Which emailer plugin do you use here?



  • As I explore all of the features in v1.3.0, I continue to be amazed. Our community of math enthusiasts spans the globe, and the fact that your forum is already translated into other languages is incredible.

    I'm now working with some of those communities to try out our NodeBB deployment. Since these communities are building a new online presence here from zero, it would be very useful to be able to send emails which notify them when there is activity. I see a large number of email plugins. Which one do you use for this deployment on community.nodebb.org? What are the currently recommended best practices?

    Thanks for answering all of my questions. As these communities come on and see how awesome NodeBB is, I think that we'll be able to help you translate your interface into even more languages via your Transifex project.



  • No responding as the admins here, but on my site, we use http://www.mailgun.com/. They are free up to a certain number of emails a month.


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  • Thanks for your replies! I'll check these out. :)



  • Thanks again for your assistance. I now have emailing set up on our NodeBB installation, and this is great! We're using SendGrid. Everything has gone extremely smoothly, except for one item: it seems that the "From" field only shows the bare email address, without the human-readable display name, even though I have set the field appropriately in your Admin Control Panel, in Email Settings > From Name. Do you know if this is a known bug in the plugin?

    Thank you!



  • I write a shell script. It use users.csv as input and use mail command to send email to everyone.



  • By the way, @baris, it appears that your deployment of SendGrid here in community.nodebb.org also does not put a human-readable "From" name when it sends email. The header is simply:

    From: sales@nodebb.org

    Is this considered to be a bug in the plugin, or does this happen with all mailer plugins? @teh_g with your Mailgun plugin do the emails come with a From name in addition to the bare email address, like this instead?

    From: "Forum Team" forum@site.org


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    Yes looks like an issue with the plugin. It doesn't seem to use the from_name field that is sent from core.



  • Thank you for your quick reply! It was extremely helpful.

    I have added the 1-line fix to map your from_name field to SendGrid's API. I submitted a PR to the nodebb-plugin-emailer-sendgrid GitHub repo, so that hopefully others can benefit too. This is the first time I have submitted a PR to an open source project, so I hope I did the procedure correctly. :)

    The 1-line fix works on our installation, and I am now receiving emails which have a proper From name!


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