I finally had a chance to install discourse. I got stuck on smtp stage of installation for couple of hours. I tried using all suggested email providers but no luck. Sendgrid wasn’t totally free. Mailgun I couldn’t even get pass the registration, I think they either had an attack of some sort or some troubleshooting going on. SparkPost i tried to register and verify my domain name but no luck. I think it was because my domain name was empty. I went with another provider but even they told me that my domain is empty and they have some considerations that maybe I’m trying to use them for bad purposes:) I had a chat with them and told them that I’m trying to install discourse forum and in order to do that I need a proper smtp setup. Good thing they were helpful and I got approved in 10 minutes.
My question is, is there any particular approach on installing the discourse on a clean, new domain name? Because I thought that SparkPost didnt want to approve me because my domain was empty.
So if my domain is empty then my domain won’t be approved, and if my domain won’t be approved I can’t install the discourse? Or is there something that I’m missing?