You may require:
- email hosting for your users (i.e. mailboxes)
- and SMTP server (i.e. a way to send our email from your website's applications)
Divio Cloud does not provide these services - our priority is to provide Django-optimised web hosting.
There are many excellent specialised email hosting/sending services available, that will suit the needs of all kinds of organisations. There is no need for your email hosing to be connected to your web services.
Email sending from Django applications
Most email hosting services will allow you to use their SMTP servers from within your Django applications, using the credentials they provide. See Sending email in Divio Cloud applications in our Developer Handbook for more information.
For high-volume email (e.g. bulk email for marketing purposes) we recommend using a dedicated mass email service.