Receive email on heroku app

Brian Wheeler asked:

Is it possible to receive domain email at Heroku, and have you domain pointed to the correct place?

For example, I want to receive email at addesses@mydomain.com, and I also want to have my DNS CNAME/A records pointed correctly.

Now as I understand, Heroku does not support traditional DNS records, but I can use a service like ZerigoDNS or DNSimple to manage my domain traffic and point that to heroku?

Can someone please help explain how I can have a domain that points to Heroku when I type it in a url bar, and also receives email at the destination of the original registrar (godaddy.com)?

My answer:


Heroku doesn’t support receiving email directly to your application, and you can’t really run an SMTP server on Heroku anyway. You’ll need to use a third party addon such as CloudMailin or Sendgrid.


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