Configure SMTP for outbound emails

To configure outbound email for user registrations, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the application as an administrator.
  • Select the “Config” menu item.
  • Select the “General Settings” sub-menu and enter the email address that should appear on email messages in the “Gallery administrator email” field. For example, to configure a Gmail account, you would enter your Google Apps or Gmail email account in full.

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  • Select the “Email settings” sub-menu and enter details for the SMTP server to be used for outbound email. 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.

    SMTP Host - ssl://
    SMTP Username -
    SMTP Password - PASSWORD

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  • Click “Save new configuration” to save your changes.

To configure the application to use the SMTP service provided by Amazon Simple Email Service (SES), refer to the guide on using Amazon SES.

To configure the application to use other third-party SMTP services for outgoing email, such as SendGrid, refer to the FAQ.

NOTE: If you are using Gmail as the outbound email server and have experienced issues trying to send emails correctly, check the Gmail SMTP troubleshooting page to learn the causes of these issues and how to solve them.

Last modification January 18, 2019