You can use a Custom SMTP provider like Nodemailer to send transactional emails through your custom SMTP server to your customers using the Novu Platform with a single API.

Getting Started

To use the Custom SMTP provider in the email channel, you will need to have your personal SMTP server configured and add hostportuser, and password to the Custom SMTP integration on the Novu platform.

You can also provide value true for the secure field if you want the connection to be secure, and if not, leave it empty.

DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail)

DKIM options can be used in order to sign messages sent using Custom SMTP with DKIM keys.

Those options are:

  • DKIM Domain
  • DKIM Private Key
  • DKIM Key Selector

Creating a Custom SMTP integration with Novu

  • Visit the Integrations page on Novu.
  • Click on Add a Provider.
  • Select Custom SMTP service.
  • Enter your SMTP credentials
    • host
    • port
    • username
    • password
    • secure (on demand)
    • And DKIM options if you want to sign messages with DKIM
  • Fill in the From email address field using the authenticated email from the previous step.
  • Click on the Disabled button and mark it as Active.
  • Click on the Update button.
  • You should now be able to send notifications using Custom SMTP in Novu.