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Configure SMTP for outbound emails

Before running the commands shown on this page, you should load the Bitnami stack environment by executing the installdir/use_APPNAME script (Linux and Mac OS X) or by clicking the shortcut in the Start Menu under “Start -> Bitnami APPNAME Stack -> Application console” (Windows). Learn more.

To configure outbound email, follow these steps:

  • Log in to the application as an administrator.
  • Select the Admin -> Settings (Tab) -> Email Servers menu item.
  • Click on the “New” button.
  • 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.

    Email Engine - SMTP (PHP-MAILER)
    Server - smtp.gmail.com
    Port - 587
    Require authentication - Yes
    Password - PASSWORD
    Account from - USERNAME@gmail.com
    From Mail - Mail direction to display
    From name - Name to display
    Use secure connection - TLS
    
  • Click “Save” to save your 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 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.

Last modification January 18, 2019