# SMTP

Sending mail is a common feature for Superset. After a large number of user practice feedback, only one way is recommended, that is, using the third-party STMP service to send the email.

Do not try to install Sendmail or other Mail server software on your Cloud Server for sending mail, because it is very difficulty in maintenance.

Follow is the sample using SendGrid's SMTP Service to configure sending mail:

  1. Log in SendGrid console, prepare your SMTP settings like the follow sample
    SMTP host: smtp.sendgrid.net
    SMTP port: 25 or 587 for unencrypted/TLS email, 465 for SSL-encrypted email
    SMTP Authentication: must be checked
    SMTP Encryption: must SSL
    SMTP username: websoft9smtp
    SMTP password: #fdfwwBJ8f    
    
  2. Add the below SMTP Configuration section to Superset configuration file correct the items
    # smtp server configuration
    EMAIL_NOTIFICATIONS = True  # all the emails are sent using dryrun
    SMTP_HOST = 'smtp.163.com'
    SMTP_STARTTLS = True
    SMTP_SSL = True
    SMTP_USER = 'websoft9@163.com'
    SMTP_PORT = 465
    SMTP_PASSWORD = '#wwBJ8'
    SMTP_MAIL_FROM = 'websoft9@163.com'
    
  3. Saved and restart Superset container
    sudo docker restart superset_app
    

More SMTP Service(Gmail, Hotmail, QQ mail, Yahoo mail, SendGrid and so on) settings or Issues with SMTP, please refer to Websoft9's SMTP Guide (opens new window)