Totally new at this stuff, but have been wanting to test Discourse for a while now. Today I finally pulled the trigger and got myself an account at Digital Ocean. I installed a Discourse droplet but am not receiving the email verification for the admin account to login.
I have ‘destroyed’ the droplet and re-installed Discourse about 7 - 10 times today, each time trying different settings for the email setup, but nothing has worked. I have tried using both the SSL and non-SSL server and port settings, but neither have worked. I have tried different hostnames, too.
Am I supposed to install a mail server on Ubuntu?
Just in case I am doing something wrong, here’s how I’m installing Discourse:
- New droplet
- Hostname “forum” (without the quotes), also used forum.domainname.com, and test.domainname.com, among others.
- $20 plan, Toronto server
- Select Image > Applications > Discourse
- Available Settings: Backups & IPV6