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
  // GMAIL
  // 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: {
      user: 'YOUR USERNAME',
      pass: 'YOUR PASSWORD'

  // 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.