Redmine is an open source project management application.

Configuring Redmine to Send Email

  1. Configure Redmine to send mail.

    1. Open an SSH session to your account.

    2. Open $HOME/webapps/app/redmine/config/configuration.yml, in a text editor, where app is the name of the Redmine application.

    3. Under default: replace these lines:

        delivery_method: :smtp
          port: 25
          authentication: :login
          user_name: ""
          password: "redmine"

      with these lines:

        delivery_method: :smtp
          enable_starttls_auto: true
          port: 587
          domain: <domain>
          authentication: :plain
          user_name: "<mailbox>"
          password: "<password>"


    • <domain> is the domain name your Redmine application will send mail from (such as,
    • <mailbox> is a mailbox name as it appears on the WebFaction control panel (for example, username_redmine), and
    • <password> is the mailbox’s password.
    1. Save and close the file.
    2. Restart the Redmine application. Enter $HOME/webapps/app/bin/restart and press Enter.
  2. Set up a valid destination for testing Redmine email notifications.

    1. Sign in to your Redmine website with an admin account.
    2. Click My account. The My account form appears.
    3. In the Email field, enter the email address where you want to receive Redmine notifications.
    4. Click the Save button. A confirmation message appears.
  3. Configure the outgoing email address and test the email notifications.

    1. Click Administration. The Administration list appears.
    2. Click Settings. The General configuration tab appears.
    3. Click the Email notifications tab.
    4. In the Emission email address field, enter the email address you want Redmine to use to send outgoing messages (such as
    5. Click Save. A confirmation message appears.
    6. Click Send a test email. A confirmation message appears.
  4. Check your email. If a message from Redmine arrives, you have successfully configured Redmine to send email.

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