Using Mandrill's excellent email sending service with a self-hosted Ghost blog is really quite simple.

First, edit the config.js file in the root of your Ghost folder. In the section under production, you'll see the empty mail configuration:

mail: {},  

Change it to this:

mail: {  
    transport: 'SMTP',
    options: {
        host: '',
        service: 'Mandrill',
        port: 587,
        auth: {
            user: 'your mandril email',
            pass: 'your mandril api key'

Now get your API key information from your Mandrill settings. You'll have to create a new API key if you haven't done so already.


Upload the new config to your server and don't forget to restart your Ghost app's service when finished.

service ghost restart  

Marshall Thompson

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