I’ve been playing around with hosting my own Mastodon instance lately. If I continue this journey, I might write more about it. However, this post focuses solely on setting up email notifications between Amazon SES and Mastodon running within a Docker environment.
I had some trouble sending out emails successfully and it took a while to figure things out. With this post I just want to add to the confusion by providing my working configuration.
I have the following SMTP_ parameter in my .env file:
SMTP_FROM_ADDRESS="Mastodon <[email protected]>"