Configure SMTP for outbound emails
- Google Cloud Platform doesn’t allow SMTP traffic through default ports: 25, 465, 587. Check Google cloud documentation to learn how to use a VPN to bypass these restrictions or use a different port for sending emails from your application.
To configure outbound email delivery, follow these steps:
- Log in to the application as an administrator.
- Select the “Extensions -> CMSMailer” menu item.
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.
Mailer method - smtp SMTP host name - smtp.gmail.com Encryption mechanism - SSL Port of SMTP server - 465 From address - USERNAME@gmail.com SMTP authentication - Yes Username - USERNAME@gmail.com Password - PASSWORD
Click “Submit” to save your changes.
TIP: Use the CMSMailer Test section on the same page to try sending a test email using the above settings.
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.