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Django email setup on Hostgator


Originally published at http://szunyog.blogspot.com/2011/07/django-email-setup-on-hostgator.html
On Hostgator it is possible to run Django applications with FastCgi, but it has only sendmail as email back-end which is not included in Django.

Hopefully there is a snipets to resolve this limitation. You just needed to change the path of the sendmail file and it was ready to run. The location of sendmail is “/usr/sbin/sendmail” on our Hostgator server.

And the email backend should be configured in your settings.py by adding the following line:

EMAIL_BACKEND = ‘sendmail.EmailBackend’

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