Configure SMTP for outbound emails
To configure SMTP settings using an external SMTP server, you have to add the lines indicated below to the /opt/bitnami/apps/discourse/htdocs/config/discourse.conf:
smtp_address = "SMTP_HOSTNAME" smtp_port = SMTP_PORT smtp_domain = example.com smtp_user_name = 'SMTP_USER' smtp_password = 'SMTP_PASSWORD' smtp_enable_start_tls = true
Restart the servers:
$ sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart
SMTP configuration for Gmail
Warning: If you use Discourse extensively, we recommend to use your own SMTP server for sending emails. The current Gmail sending limit is 500 emails per 24 hours.
An example for Gmail is as follows. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
smtp_address = "smtp.gmail.com" smtp_port = 587 smtp_domain = example.com smtp_user_name = 'USERNAME@gmail.com' smtp_password = 'PASSWORD' smtp_enable_start_tls = true authentication = plain
To configure the application to use the SMTP service provided by Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), refer to the guide on using Amazon SES.
To configure the application to use other third-party SMTP services for outgoing email, such as SendGrid, refer to the FAQ.
NOTE: If you are using Gmail as the outbound email server and have experienced issues trying to send emails correctly, check the Gmail SMTP troubleshooting page to learn the causes of these issues and how to solve them.