Configure the SMTP Server

Overview

Before email templates and other email features may be utilized, you must first enable and configure an SMTP server.

To enable and configure the SMTP server navigate to Settings System Email.

Email Settings

Enable email by clicking on the Enabled toggle, and save your settings once you have completed your configuration.

Table 1. SMTP Settings

SMTP host Required

The hostname of the SMTP server. This will be provided by your SMTP provider.

SMTP port Required

The port of the SMTP server. This will be provided by your SMTP provider. Ports 25, 465 and 587 are the well known ports used by SMTP, it is possible your provider will utilize a different port.

SMTP username Optional

The username used to authenticate to the SMTP server. This will be provided by your SMTP provider.

SMTP password Optional

The password used to authenticate to the SMTP server. This will be provided by your SMTP provider.

SMTP security Required

The security type when using an SSL connection to the SMTP server. This value should be provided by your SMTP provider.

Generally speaking, if using port 25 you will select None, if using port of 465 you will select SSL and if using port 587 you will select TLS. It is possible your provider will be different, follow your providers instruction.

  • None

  • SSL

  • TLS