I am getting ready to create a Discourse installation and am trying to plan ahead so I don’t have to backtrack. I am leaning toward installing Discourse on a domain
example.com instead of the common
My question has to do with email addresses: I will have to use something like Mailgun to deliver email from the Discourse app — will that necessarily be sent from something like
email@example.com vs, say,
The reason it matters is that I currently use an address
firstname.lastname@example.org for my personal business email, where
example.com is the address I plan to install Discourse at. I’m wondering if I will have to give that up when I set up Discourse.
Would I be able to keep
email@example.com connected to my own email provider and connect
firstname.lastname@example.org to mailgun/Discourse?
Is this one of the reasons most people use a subdomain to install their Discourse instance? I am leaning against using a subdomain because I think it would look cleaner and I don’t have any need to set up a landing page. But I’m open to hearing why people might suggest to use a subdomain regardless.