SMTP configurations for e-mail hostings

Hello everyone,

After a lot of searches through the forum and docs, I couldn’t be able to find any info about my problem. So I decided to create a new topic.

I have a ghost blog running on DO quite normally and everything is fine. I also have an e-mail hosting from Titan in my blog’s domain through the mx records in my DO settings. E-mail system is working by itself just fine but I just wanted to implement it to my blog’s transactional e-mails too and since there’s officially support in the docs only for Mailgun, Amazon SES and Gmail, I could not be able to find any support for other type of e-mail hosting providers such as Titan in my case.

To overcome that I tried couple of different solutions which is configuring the .json file with my Titan SMTP settings but no luck. I tried Gmail and it works just fine btw.

I think there’s something missing from my config.production.json file which does not match up with the Titan’s system. This is my json conf:

"mail": {
    "from": "",
    "transport": "SMTP",
    "options": {
      "host": "smtp.titan.mail",
      "port": 465,
      "secure": "true",
      "auth": {
        "user": "",
        "pass": "passwordforblog"

I’ve found the SMTP host settings for Titan here:

At this page it says that Encryption is also SSL, does that the main cause for my problem?
Does anyone have any idea? My blog has SSL btw.

I don’t want to have newsletter service at the moment. I’m just testing the mailing and subscribing through my blog so a solution through Mailgun is not solving this problem.

Many thanks in advance and hope you guys stay safe!