Here's a question about configuring SMTP for a selfhosted forem.
I know there are multiple topics about similar problems. But I have tried every possible solution that was named there. Without luck.
And now it's keeping me from making further progressions in setting up my selfhosted Forem...
What I've tried so far:
-following all the instructions in the admin docs
-changing the default_email in the .env file. As well as setting and unsetting it.
-setting up sendgrid. Both domain verification and single sender verification work fine.
-have used an SMTP tester tool as was linked by @akhil to test both the original and the sendgrid auth details. They also work fine.
-varying all the usual ports and varying the three auth options.
Everything seems to be set up correctly and/or return positive feedback. However, still no email invitations coming from my selfhosted forem arrive at the invitees/test users. Same goes for confirmation emails.
Now, I know using GitHub or Twitter OAuth can be a workaround, but I don't want to require any of my future users to register with those websites before they can access the community. So this is not an option.
Any solution or help troubleshooting is more than welcome! 🙏
It has resolved itself... or was somehow resolved behind the scenes ;-)
This morning (october 1st) i re-updated my Forem instance and now the problem has resolved! SMTP works, emails arrive.
Thanks anyway to everyone who has offered their assistance!
Hopefully this also goes for others who have encountered similar problems.