Email configuration

Email Configuration Tutorial

Effective communication is key to the success of any SaaS platform. Whether it's for user authentication, notifications, or marketing purposes, integrating a reliable email service is crucial.

This is a prerequisite to use the magic links login feature, which is a secure and user-friendly way to authenticate users without requiring a password.

This tutorial will guide you through configuring email services for your Open Micro SaaS application using Resend, a powerful email delivery service that offers a generous free tier and easy integration.

Step 1: Sign Up for Resend

To get started, you'll need to create an account with Resend:

  1. Visit Resend's registration page (opens in a new tab) and sign up for an account.
  2. Once your account is set up, navigate to the dashboard to create a new application or use an existing one.
  3. Under your application settings, locate and copy your API Key; you'll need this for the next step.

Step 2: Configure Your .env File

With your Resend API Key in hand, it's time to update your Open Micro SaaS project's environment variables. Open the .env file in your project's root directory and add the following lines:

# Resend

Replace your_resend_api_key_here with the actual API Key you obtained from Resend.

The EMAIL_SERVER variable is set to Resend's SMTP server address, which is used to route your emails.

Follow this structure:


Note: We use the EMAIL_SERVER for the Auth.js email provider and the RESEND_API_KEY for the sending other kinds of emails.

That's It!

You've successfully configured email services for your Open Micro SaaS application using Resend. Your application is now equipped to send emails, whether for user authentication via magic links, notifications, or any other email-based communication you need to facilitate.

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Happy emailing, and here's to the success of your SaaS project!