Problems setting up email as admin


#1

Hi Guys,
this one is doing my head in…

setup metabase, linked to my database… all good…

trying to setup the email and weird stuff happens…

  1. its unclear if I can use localhost to deliver mail
  2. even if I setup for gmail - it refuses to let me save, but doesn’t tell me why…

Any suggestions? Documentation doesn’t seem to have anything

Thanks
bret


#2

This:


#3

yes, however following this for gmail still results in metabase refusing to save


#4

Gmail is not supported if you are not using a GoogleApps account, see:

Here’s info on using localhost for email: https://github.com/metabase/metabase/wiki/Setting-up-email-in-development


#5

Sorry, yes I am running google apps, not actually gmail (though it really should make no difference)

weird, I was filling in the form to send as a snapshot… I filled it normally then decided to hide my emails… when I did that the save button became live, and when I set them back to correct values it stayed live…

is there some background processes validating a connection or something? if it is the user experience would be improved by a wait cursor or anything


#6

Come to think of it I have experienced from time to time that a bit “wiggling” — by moving between fields already filled in — sometimes is needed in admin menus before the save button becomes active. A glitch I haven’t bothered to report, as it’s not affecting daily use… guess first thing would be for someone to spend time on narrowing it to a few reproducible steps to be able to file a useful GitHub issue.

Great that you finally got email working though! :slight_smile:


#7

I’d love to raise a github issue… if only I could work out how to reproduce :)… the devs are pretty harsh on anything they feel is not an issue


#8

Exactly!

Can’t really blame them. :sweat: With as of today > 1400 issues open it’s a matter of where they should spend their time to build the best product for the majority of users.

Guess that’s just the harsh reality of building a open source product with a small team doing the bulk of the work. I’m actually amazed to see how quickly it has evolved over the last year or so!


#9

been having the exact same issue. thanks everyone for sharing your ideas. baradhili, have you found a solution so far? thanks!


#10

See this post above “wiggle” the contents of the fields a bit (and make sure to also manually fill in the one’s that has a useful default):


#11

The “wiggle” is how to work around it…