Configure SMTP for outbound emails
NOTE: We are in the process of modifying the file structure and configuration for many Bitnami stacks. On account of these changes, the file paths stated in this guide may change depending on whether your Bitnami stack uses native Linux system packages (Approach A), or if it is a self-contained installation (Approach B). To identify your Bitnami installation type and what approach to follow, run the command below:
$ test ! -f "/opt/bitnami/common/bin/openssl" && echo "Approach A: Using system packages." || echo "Approach B: Self-contained installation."
The output of the command indicates which approach (A or B) is used by the installation, and will allow you to identify the paths, configuration and commands to use in this guide. Refer to the FAQ for more information on these changes.
Configure the email settings by editing the .env file. For example, to configure a Gmail account, you could use the settings below. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
NOTE: Depending on your installation type, the Akeneo .env file is located in one of the following locations:
- Approach A (Bitnami installations using system packages): /opt/bitnami/akeneo/.env
- Approach B (Self-contained Bitnami installations): /opt/bitnami/apps/akeneo/htdocs/.env
To configure the application to use the SMTP service provided by Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), refer to the guide on using Amazon SES.
NOTE: Amazon EC2 blocks SMTP port 25 by default on all Amazon EC2 instances, and you must manually request removal of this restriction to use this port.
To configure the application to use other third-party SMTP services for outgoing email, such as SendGrid, refer to the FAQ.