Configure SMTP for outbound emails

DokuWiki requires the SMTP plugin to send emails through SMTP. Bitnami Dokuwiki already ships this plugin so you only have to configure it.

  • Log in to the DokuWiki administration panel as an administrator.
  • Select the “Configuration Settings” menu item.
  • In the “Notification” section, enter a valid email address for the mailfrom variable.
  • In the “Smtp” section, enter the SMTP host, port, encryption method and authentication for your SMTP host. If you are configuring the application to send emails through Gmail, you should use the following options. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.

    • SMTP host:
    • SMTP port: 587
    • Encryption: TLS
    • SMTP username:
    • SMTP password: PASSWORD
  • Click “Save” to save your changes.

You can use the “Check SMTP configuration” menu option to test that your SMTP settings are correct by sending a test email through DokuWiki.

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