No reply ?!?! Is this topic is too simple? too complicate? too risky? or it is classified as paid service area?
My very limited experience on email is with Joomla when it was version 2.5.0. It uses php and I did nothing serious to make the “forget password -> reset” feature work. My impression is email server is complicated but certain execution can be (made) simple (by application developer).
Back to NextCloud, over the world, is it that few people using it with email features?
It’s none of the Nextcloud features to provide a mail server. However, if you persue the idea of running your own mail server, I personally think that is a great idea to get away from these centralized mail services. However, setting up a mail server is a bit more difficult than a web server because you need to respect a few things (don’t be an open relay, reverse dns lookup, …). And just for the notification mails of Nextcloud, it would be too much work.
For a start (you can always use your own mail server later), I’d just use a relay. There is for example ssmtp which is a small mail “server” that can only relay mail via other servers (it can’t receive anything).
Thanks tflidd for your reply and especially thanks for the word “ssmtp” which is exactly the type of name that I am looking for.
For NC on SBC or even PC, I also believe no one will set up a full scale mail server merely for it. Just wonder WHATelse others are using in order to enable NC related email features mentioned, say, here.
Here is the admin doc for email configuration. You’ll notice that the php mailer is still shown (Edit: It is shown in the documentation, which is incorrect, as current Nextcloud doesn’t show it), but that’s an oversight which is being corrected (thanks Marius!), and the other information should be up to date. If you have further questions, we’re happy to help.
I just passed to the testing phase of NC 14, and I have seen these issues as well. The sendmail option should work and there is a small fix for this:
I hope they manage to put this code in the next point release.
I’d advise against installing a fully working SMTP server unless you really want to have such a thing. Don’t get me wrong, please host your mails as well, decentralize the web, but don’t install it just to forward messages from Nextcloud to your gmail account.