toothie toothie - 7 days ago 6
Python Question

How do you configure Django to send mail through Postfix?

How do you configure Django and Postfix to send emails for Django apps?

I am able to do it using Gmail server settings but I want to send email from my own server using my own domain.

Answer

I banged my head a lot before realizing that it is actually quite simple:

add this to your settings.py

EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'
EMAIL_HOST = 'localhost'
EMAIL_PORT = 25
EMAIL_HOST_USER = ''
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = ''
EMAIL_USE_TLS = False
DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL = 'Whatever <whatever@example.com>'

Also make sure that a fully qualified domain name (say mybox.example.com) is set up on your server (how),

Then you need to have in you /etc/postfix/main.cnf these lines:

myhostname = mybox.example.com
mydestination = localhost.server.com, localhost, example.com

Also you have to set up proper MX record for your domain (check here) in your dns server (and in your registrar, if you handle dns lookup through you them)

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