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How can I allow my users to configure their account (created w/ devise) with their smtp server, so they can send & recieve emails in my app?

General • Asked by Drilon Buzuku

Are there any ruby gems for this specific problem? Or should I just use ActionMailer from Rails? If ActionMailer are there any tutorials on this topic online?


Hey Drilon,

So sending emails is pretty easy, you can just configure ActionMailer with their credentials, but it's a lot more complex to receive emails in an application. There's a brief mention of that here: http://guides.rubyonrails.org/action_mailer_basics.html#receiving-emails

You can use the mail gem to retrieve emails from a pop server which might be what you want: https://github.com/mikel/mail#getting-emails-from-a-pop-server


Thanks for your answer and especially your content! Keep it up!


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