Configure SMTP for outbound emails
- Google Cloud Platform doesn’t allow SMTP traffic through default ports: 25, 465, 587. Check Google cloud documentation to learn how to use a VPN to bypass these restrictions or use a different port for sending emails from your application.
You just need to edit the settings file at /opt/bitnami/apps/pootle/etc/pootle/localsettings.py. Uncomment the EMAIL_* parameters and set the values for your SMTP server. For example, you can use a Gmail account to send the outgoing emails as follows. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
#Mail settings # Address used for messages sent by Pootle. DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'USERNAME@gmail.com' # Mail server settings # By default Pootle uses SMTP server on localhost, if the server is # not configured for sending emails use these settings to setup an # external outgoing SMTP server. # Example for Google as an external SMTP server EMAIL_HOST_USER = 'USERNAME@gmail.com' EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = 'PASSWORD' EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com' EMAIL_PORT = 587 EMAIL_USE_TLS = True
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, your application’s attempts to send outgoing emails may be blocked by Gmail if it considers the authentication attempts to be suspicious. When this happens, you will receive a Gmail security alert at the corresponding Gmail address. To proceed, you will need to manually confirm the validity of the authentication attempt before Gmail will permit the application to send outbound emails. For more information on this and other Gmail issues related to outbound email from your application, refer to our Gmail SMTP troubleshooting page.