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I've a Linode server and I've just deployed my application.

A feature of my application is to send email notifications to users when an event is triggered. I want only send mail from my server, for receive I use Google Apps.

I've installed postfix: apt-get install postfix

and as Linode guide says, I should send email from my application. But it doesn't work.

I've forgotten some configuration or other things to do for sending email?

This in my settings.py:

EMAIL_HOST: 'localhost'
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Might be better to use gmail for that.. you won't get tagged with spammy emails on some hosts


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It might be better. But how about the speed? If I send with gmail isn't more slow than if I send from my server? –  Fred Collins May 1 '11 at 13:11
easy.. offload the sending of email using like django-tasks or something –  Mike May 1 '11 at 14:38
Yeah, I send email asynchronously. Works well. –  Fred Collins May 1 '11 at 20:26

I am not familiar with linode, but a number of distributions ship with the service disabled. Is the postfix master actually listening on either port 25 or 587?

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Although sendmail and not postfix oriented, it may help: mail hosted at Google, web server elsewhere.

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