googleakeneo

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.


: Google Cloud Platform doesn’t allow SMTP traffic through port 25. Check Google cloud documentation to learn how to use a different port for sending emails from your application.

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
MAILER_URL="smtp://smtp.gmail.com:587?encryption=tls&auth_mode=login&username=USERNAME@gmail.com&password=PASSWORD&sender_address=user@example.com"

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

Last modification March 15, 2021