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How to enable SMTP for Elastic Metal servers

Reviewed on 17 July 2023Published on 04 May 2022

By default, the SMTP ports (25, 465, 587) of your Elastic Metal server are closed, and cannot be reached from our infrastructure. If you want to send emails from your server, you can enable SMTP for each Availability Zone from the console.

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

This guide explains how to enable SMTP on Elastic Metal servers. If you want to enable SMTP on other resources, follow our documentation on how to send emails from your Instance and how to enable SMTP on Public Gateways.

  1. Click Elastic Metal in the Bare Metal section on the side menu of the Scaleway console.

  2. Click the General Settings tab. The SMTP configuration displays.


    You have to verify your identity before you can enable the SMTP ports.

  3. Toggle the switch to ON beside each Availability Zone for which you want to enable SMTP.


    If SMTP is not available for a specific Availability Zone, the zone will display as greyed-out.

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