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.
This is required so your application can send notifications via email. Find below an example of configuring the email using a Gmail account from the Moodle Administration Panel.
Log in as the administrative user and go to the “Site administration -> Server -> Email -> Outgoing mail configuration” section. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
SMTP hosts = smtp.gmail.com:465 SMTP security = SSL SMTP username: USERNAME@gmail.com SMTP password: PASSWORD
To configure the application to use other third-party SMTP services for outgoing email, such as SendGrid or Mandrill, 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.