DO Ideas 2

Digital Ocean Mail Server

Hey Guys, Great service!.

I've just moved over from Web Faction to you and I am loving the service so far but I am missing one feature. A mail server. Web Faction ran a global mail server which all users could send and receive mail from. It was possible to add email addresses and mail boxes from the control panel and I think that this would be a great addition to DO. I wouldn't mind paying extra for it either.

Would this be something that would be considered?

  • Rob
  • Sep 11 2018
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  • Rob commented
    September 11, 2018 17:56

    * UPDATE *

    Quick update for anybody else that might be passing through with the same question.

    I now just pass everything through It works well and mitigates any issues with SMTP sending.

  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 17:56

    This DO service is totally useless. No outbound SMTP allowed. What a joke. I am not a spammer, I moved my email server to a DO instance. No outbound SMTP allowed. Moving back to AWS.

  • Matthew Lancellotti commented
    September 11, 2018 17:56

    I understand the DigitalOcean is kindof a "no thrills" service, and that's one of the reasons I like it. That being said, I really need a mail server! :)

  • Noah commented
    September 11, 2018 17:56

    Agreed. An application for "Mail Server" should exist that installs and configures the server, web mail and a web admin panel.

    @Florian Beer Not sure if you're just spamming. But mail servers are hard. Ars Technica wrote a 4-part guide and it was 15 pages long (about 400 paragraphs). I've not found an easy guide.

  • Florian Beer commented
    September 11, 2018 17:56

    It's rather trivial to set up your own mailserver. If that's too much hassle for you, I could offer you email services if you want. Just contact me at: