Email provider not updating via config v3.6.8

System Information
  • 3.6.8:
  • macOS Monterey 12.3.1:
  • PostgreSQL:
  • 14.19.3:
  • 6.14.17:
  • 1.22.11:

Hi, I’m trying to setup a third party, Strapi-maintained email provider and cannot figure out why my Configuration in Settings > Email Settings will not update.

I’ve followed all the steps available through v3 documentation as well as multiple tutorials, but fail to see any settings updates after trying to implement either sendgrid or nodemailer.

./config/plugins.js file:

module.exports = ({ env }) => ({
  // ...
  email: {
    config: {
      provider: 'sendgrid',
      providerOptions: {
        apiKey: env('SENDGRID_API_KEY'),
      settings: {
        defaultFrom: '',
        defaultReplyTo: '',
  // ...

SENDGRID_API_KEY is properly added to .env file.

Screenshot of Email Settings page (default emails, email provider fields do not update on yarn build & develop):

Currently testing locally, any insight as to what might be causing the config to not take place properly (or what I’m doing wrong) would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated – I have been unable to figure out anything that I could be doing wrong in setup so far. Thanks!

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