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Sending Emails via GMAIL using Nodemailer

Install nodemailer#

npm i nodemailer

Create a new js file#

You can call it anything you like, email.js.

//Require nodemailer
const nodemailer = require("nodemailer");
//create function to export
const sendEmail = async (options) => {
// 1) Create a transporter
// Activate in gmail "less secure app" option
const transporter = nodemailer.createTransport({
service: "Gmail",
// When using some other service like mailtrap,
// you will remove service and uncomment host, port and specify
// the smtp address for that host.
//port: 25,
auth: {
// 2) Define email options
const mailOptions = {
from: "Jean Snyman <>",
subject: options.subject,
text: options.message,
// html
// 3) Actually send the email
await transporter.sendMail(mailOptions);
module.exports = sendEmail;
//sendEmail can now be required in any other file, you just pass in your mail options.
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