SMTP use as malign is to expensive for per month basis

Hello, I have a ghost site and im looking at the config file and seeing smpt as an option, but in panel I see mailgun config. Can I use smtp setup like how it formatted in my config file.

My config file looks like this by default(no changes) when installed with cloudron on my vps.

  "mail": {
    "transport": "SMTP",
    "from": "Aidan A | Ghost <>",
    "options": {
      "host": "",
      "port": "587",
      "auth": {
        "user": "",
        "pass": ""

This config is for transactional email only. Bulk email uses an API, and the only available service is via Mailgun.

However, Mailgun still has the Flex plan, which is nearly free*, and low cost for low volume.

Simply sign up, and then downgrade. Instructions are posted in the forum.

*IIRC, they don’t bill if usage is less the $5 or thereabouts, so that means ~800 or so for free per month.

ok ill look into there flex pan. as 35 a month is just to much for my site.

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