Email from Kitsune

The default settings for Kitsune do not send email. However, outgoing email is printed to the the command line. If you want to get email, you should double check one thing first: are there any rows in the notifications_eventwatch table? If there are, you may be sending email to real users. The script in scripts/anonymize.sql will truncate this table. Simply run it against your Kitsune database:

mysql -u kitsune -p <YOUR_PASSWORD> < scripts/anonymize.sql

Sending Email

So now you know you aren’t emailing real users, but you’d still like to email yourself and test email in general. There are a few settings you’ll need to use.

First, set the EMAIL_BACKEND. This document assumes you’re using the SMTP mail backend.

EMAIL_BACKEND = 'django.core.mail.backends.smtp.EmailBackend'

If you have sendmail installed and working, that should do it. However, you might get caught in spam filters. An easy workaround for spam filters or not having sendmail working is to send email via a Gmail account.

EMAIL_HOST_USER = '<your gmail address>'
EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD = '<your gmail password>'

Yeah, you need to put your Gmail password in a plain text file on your computer. It’s not for everyone. Be very careful copying and pasting settings from kitsune/ if you go this route.