Hello! I managed to set up an instance quite easily with Ansible, only problem now is that I can’t send emails in any way!

If I leave the default configuration (postfix: 25) and try to ask for a password reset, it tells me it sent it but nothing really comes.

I then thought of using an external SMTP, since I have it available together with the domain.

If I put: “smtps.aruba.it” then adding smtp_login and smtp_password when I try to send an email I get an error with only written: “465”.

If I add the port to the SMTP server like this: “smtps.aruba.it:465” and also adding in “tls_type: tls” the server freezes for 5 minutes, does not send anything and I do not receive any errors.

I’m definitely doing something wrong but what? Where can I look?


  • @southerntofu@lemmy.ml
    02 years ago

    Sounds like a bug. When you turn on debug logging do you see anything specific? (i don’t even know if debug logging is a thing in Lemmy ansible setup). Can you maybe also try with another SMTP client like msmtp to see if you can reach your mail server from it? It’s possible that some network misconfiguration prevents it, or that your mail provider has blocked your IP/range for some reason.

      • Dave
        31 year ago

        Apologies for necro’ing an old thread but - the above link has gone 404. What was the solution? I’m trying to do the same thing and am not sure how to get it to authenticate with my SMTP server.

        • @skariko@lemmy.mlOP
          21 year ago

          My problem was that the Hetzner server was new and therefore certain ports were closed. I solved it by contacting Hetzner support and having them open the ports.