Useful Drupal modules
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Recommendations (for and against) are my personal opinion only and may be out of date. Feel free to email with corrections/suggestions.
Why haven't you mentioned Drupal 9? As of February 2022 I've updated all the sites I look after to Drupal 9 (experience: mixed). I haven't decided how to label future version compatibility as D10 will be coming soon as well. The upgrade_status module is superb. You're bound to have issues with composer. Also watch out for a nasty session headers bug with redirect_after_login.
What about sites still running Drupal 7? In short I still recommend leaving them on Drupal 7. Your decision is really if you will gain anything from Drupal 8/9 and for many then answer will be no, and one of the main hassles - apart from converting each content type one at a time, and setting up a new theme, will be recreating all your views by hand, as views can't be automatically upgraded.(1 modules in list)
|Name||D8||Personally Tested||Last Updated|
|SMTP Authentication Support (smtp)||✔||✔||2018-11-20|
Send mail to a remote SMTP server (e.g. a transactional email provider like Postmark).
You should put your authentication details in settings.php, rather than files you commit to the repo, for security.
To get this to work - it was sending tests but nothing else - it seemed I needed to switch to a commit on the dev branch:
(note to self: see SM notes)