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9comindia
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eMail configuration for forem

Hi, which email configuration is working for you guys? is it MailChimp or Sendgrid or any other SMTP?

Can anyone please share the steps? Thanks. #help

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Mac Siri

Some other services are Mailgun, Mailjet, and Elastic email. Once you obtain the credential, you can head to /admin/customization/config and update your SMTP configuration.

Each services have their own address, port, and other slight variation. Make sure to consult their documentation on those.

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Muhammed Cetin

I've added Sendgrid API keys, but it doesn't work. I couldn't find any way to make it works properly. Waiting...

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Mac Siri • Edited

Hey! are you using the following configuration? make sure they applied on /admin/customization/config under SMTP section

SMTP_ADDRESS: smtp.sendgrid.net,
SMTP_PORT: 587,
SMTP_AUTHENTICATION: :plain,
SMTP_USER_NAME: apikey,
SMTP_PASSWORD: your-api-key-goes-here,
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Muhammed Cetin • Edited

I'm using Forem selfhost, so I've added Sendgrid Api key and api key id in the setup.yml file. Then when Forem being deployed, I think these configurations need to be set automatically. Am I wrong? Should I put this configuration to the .env file manually?

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Mac Siri

do you recall which environment variable you set the sendgrid API to? is it SENDGRID_API_KEY or SMTP_PASSWORD?

if you are not sure, you can override it by going to your-forem.com/admin/customization/config under the SMTP section.

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Benjamin Bilgehan

you have to set them up before installation or you can do it after installation.

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Benjamin Bilgehan

Easy to set up the SMTP with Sendgrid. I can help. i finally setup my own selfhosted forem on DO.