Can't send emails via smtp

Hi,

in our app that we develop we need to send emails via smtp to users to verify themselves. In this bugreport (https://github.com/gitpod-io/gitpod/issues/965) I read that Gipod does block port 587. Is there any possibility to unblock this port? We can’t test our new functionality without it :frowning:

Kind regards,
Thomas

We blocked that port at some point, but I’m not sure if this is really necessary anymore or whether we are overrestrictive. I will discuss with the team.

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Hi @svenefftinge

thanks for looking into this :slight_smile:

Do you have any workaround ? How can we test any smtp module without the availability of any smtp service ?

Hi,
unfortunately we cannot open the standard port for SMTP requests because of the security risk. You have to use another port for that purpose.

Best regards,
Wulf

Hi @wulfthimm,
is there a possibility to at least open this port for trusted parties? Otherwise we would be completely unable to test our user sign up functionality in gitpod which relies on sending emails :confused: