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.
In order to configure outbound email, follow the steps below:
Browse to the Settings -> General settings -> Configure outgoing email server -> Create menu.
Fill the required information. The settings below configure Odoo to send emails through a Gmail account. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.
Description: smtp.gmail.com #### Connection Information SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com SMTP Port: 587 #### Security and Authentication Connection Security: TLS Username: USERNAME@gmail.com Password: PASSWORD
Save the changes.
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, 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.