Install the Magento Magepal SMTP extension
Before you can install any extension in Magento 2, you must create a Magento Marketplace account and an access key pair in the “Access Keys” section.
Once you have your Magento Marketplace keys ready, proceed to install the extension as follows:
At the console, install the Magepal SMTP extension using the command below
$ cd /opt/bitnami/apps/magento/htdocs $ sudo composer require magepal/magento2-gmailsmtpapp
The system will prompt for authentication. Use your Magento Marketplace keys as described in the Magento documentation and proceed to download the extension.
Once this process is complete, update the Magento configuration to add the new extension as shown below:
$ sudo bin/magento-cli module:enable --clear-static-content MagePal_GmailSmtpApp $ sudo bin/magento-cli setup:upgrade
Log in to the Magento administration panel.
Navigate to the “Stores -> Advanced -> System” page.
Select the “SMTP Configuration and Settings (Gmail/Google/AWS/Office 360)” section.
Set the “Enable” field to “Yes”.
Enter the details for your SMTP host. For example, use the following configuration for Gmail. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
Authentication method: LOGIN SSL type: TLS SMTP host: smtp.gmail.com SMTP port: 587 Username: USERNAME@gmail.com Password: PASSWORD
Use the “Test Email Server Configuration Settings” section to verify that your email configuration is correct.
Once verified, click “Save Config” to save the configuration.
For more information and troubleshooting, refer to the extension documentation.
NOTE: If you are using Gmail as the outbound email server, your application’s attempts to send outgoing emails may be blocked by Gmail if it considers the authentication attempts to be suspicious. When this happens, you will receive a Gmail security alert at the corresponding Gmail address. To proceed, you will need to manually confirm the validity of the authentication attempt before Gmail will permit the application to send outbound emails. For more information on this and other Gmail issues related to outbound email from your application, refer to our Gmail SMTP troubleshooting page.