Workaround for email invite problems with Ghost - manually sending staff details?

If you’re looking for some help, it’s important to provide as much context as possible so that people are able to assist you. Try to always mention:

  • What’s your URL? This is the easiest way for others to debug your issue -
  • What version of Ghost are you using? -Ghost-CLI version: 1.13.1
  • What configuration? Digital Ocean one click install
  • What browser? Opera and Chrome
  • What errors or information do you see in the console? (this a browser based error)
    Error sending email! Error sending email: Failed to send email. Please check your email settings and resend the invitation.
    Failed to send email.
  • What steps could someone else take to reproduce the issue you’re having? - Just trying to send an email invite to staff or test email config

I am trying to figure out how to work around this email issue. Can I create a new user manually or with the CLI and give them their login creds without needing to send them an email?