email service

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muper
4 weeks ago
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Hi, I need help to config email service in my payload cms



I already read the doc but still I think some part are a little bit confusing

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    Panda
    4 weeks ago
    const transport = nodemailer.createTransport({
        host: process.env.PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_HOST,
        port: parseInt(process.env.PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_PORT),
        secure: false,
        auth: {
          user: process.env.PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_USER,
          pass: process.env.PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_PASSWORD,
        },
      });
    // Initialize Payload
      await payload.init({
        secret: process.env.PAYLOAD_SECRET,
        mongoURL: process.env.MONGODB_URI,
        express: app,
        onInit: async () => {
          payload.logger.info(`Payload Admin URL: ${payload.getAdminURL()}`);
        },
    email: {
          fromAddress: 'example@example.com',
          fromName: 'example',
          transport,
        },
      });
    
    
    ./env
    # using mailtrap here
    PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_HOST=sandbox.smtp.mailtrap.io
    PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_PORT=465
    PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_USER=userId
    PAYLOAD_NODEMAILER_PASSWORD=userPassword


    here's mine that's using mailtrap for dev

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    denolfe
    Payload Team
    4 weeks ago
    I already read the doc but still I think some part are a little bit confusing

    You'll have to be more specific in what is confusing. What have you tried? Are you getting an error? Are you using an existing nodemailer transport?

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    muper
    3 weeks ago

    actually I'm not a backend developer so I'm not very professional in it, but let me try the sample panda shared to me



    hi, panda please can you explain me that how you'll use this config through your code, because I want to use it whenever the user submit a form

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    Panda
    3 weeks ago

    You use req.payload.sendEmail(...) and fill in the args, sorry I'm not at home now, if you struggle I can help you later

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    denolfe
    Payload Team
    3 weeks ago

    So in order to use an email within Payload, you'll need to sign up for an email service somewhere. Some workplaces have an SMTP server that can be used. Others used like AWS SES, Sendgrid, and more. Have you decided which service you'll be using?

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    muper
    3 weeks ago

    I decided to use mailtrap which is good I think, isn't it?



    then I should chose SMTP in their configuration ?





    I configured the file, but my question is where is the message and body



    and how can I call this with req.payload.sendEmail



    because I need to use this whenever the user post data to backend



    all done guys, thank you

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    denolfe
    Payload Team
    3 weeks ago

    Yeah, once configured, it will be automatically used by

    sendEmail


    Glad you got it sorted

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