I just setup Discourse using the guide on the GitHub repo for setting up on Digital Ocean, and it seems that everything is working well after having some trouble with the email config and not knowing that I had to rebuild the container to get email working.
I looked around and didn’t see these questions answered specifically, so my apologies if this is a duplicate:
I configured the email using my shared hosting provider and it seems to work fine. However, the email as configured also automatically includes a mailbox. Does Discourse need to have POP3 access or is SMTP by itself fine? I don’t know what I’m supposed to do here or what makes sense. What does Discourse need?
If I’m using my shared hosting SMTP, do I still need to mess around with SPF or DKIM? I don’t know and the only articles I found have to do with Mandrill which I’m not using.