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
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
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_USE_TLS = True EMAIL_PORT = 587 EMAIL_HOST = 'smtp.gmail.com' EMAIL_HOST_USER = '<your gmail address>@gmail.com' 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
kitsune/settings_local.py if you go this route.