# Email configuration with Mailgun

# Preamble

The server supports multiple email providers. This guide will explain how to configure the Psono server to use Mailgun for email delivery.

# Configuration

During the installation of the server you have created a settings.yaml that needs to be adjusted now.

  1. Configure email address

    EMAIL_FROM: 'something@example.com'

    All emails that are sent by the server will come from this email address.

    Restart the server afterward

  2. Add Mailgun API credentials to setting.yml

    EMAIL_BACKEND: 'anymail.backends.mailgun.EmailBackend'

    Replace MAILGUN_ACCESS_KEY with the API key that was provided to you by Mailgun.

    Restart the server afterward

  3. EMAIL_FROM's domain and Mailgun's domain differ

    If you are want to use an email address with a domain that does not match the one that you configured with Mailgun, you can configure here a different one.


    Replace MAILGUN_SERVER_NAME with the domain that you registered with Mailgun. This is only required if your Maingun sender domain is different from your EMAIL_FROM's domain. This setting is not needed if the domain of EMAIL_FROM matches the one from Mailgun.

    Restart the server afterward

  4. (optional) EU Server

    If you are using the EU server, you have to specify in addition

    MAILGUN_API_URL: 'https://api.eu.mailgun.net/v3'

    Restart the server afterward

# Testing

To send a test email to something@something.com execute:

docker run --rm \
  -v /opt/docker/psono/settings.yaml:/root/.psono_server/settings.yaml \
  -ti psono/psono-combo:latest python3 ./psono/manage.py sendtestmail something@something.com

If you receive this test email, then email should be configured proper.

# More Information

Psono is using Anymail under the hood. You can check out the official documentation here:

anymail.readthedocs.io/en/stable/esps/mailgun/ (opens new window)