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.

You can configure the SMTP of your email provider by copying the email section in the installdir/apps/resourcespace/htdocs/include/config.default.php into the installdir/apps/resourcespace/htdocs/include/config.php file, modifying what you need with your actual data.

For instance, if you want to configure it using Gmail as SMTP server, use the example below. Replace USERNAME and PASSWORD with your Gmail account username and password respectively.

# Use an external SMTP server for outgoing emails (e.g. Gmail).
# Requires $use_phpmailer.
# SMTP settings:
$smtp_secure='tls'; # '', 'tls' or 'ssl'. For Gmail, 'tls' or 'ssl' is required.
$smtp_host=''; # Hostname, e.g. ''.
$smtp_port=587; # Port number, e.g. 465 for Gmail using SSL.
$smtp_auth=true; # Send credentials to SMTP server (false to use anonymous access)
$smtp_username=''; # Username (full email address).
$smtp_password='PASSWORD'; # Password.

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