Configure SMTP for outbound emails

Follow these steps:

  • Log in to the application.

    OrangeHRM mail configuration

  • Once you have logged in, visit the admin panel.

    OrangeHRM mail configuration

  • Navigate to the “Admin -> Configuration -> Email Configuration” menu item.

  • Click the “Edit” button, select the “SMTP” option and complete the fields. The “Mail Sent As” and “SMTP User” fields are the key email address fields. Here is a configuration example for Gmail:

    • Mail Sent As:
    • Sending Method: SMTP
    • SMTP Host:
    • SMTP Port: 465
    • Use SMTP Authentication: Yes
    • SMTP User:
    • SMTP Password: PASSWORD
    • Use Secure Connection: SSL

    OrangeHRM mail configuration

    Replace the above values with settings spcific to your SMTP server. If using Gmail, replace the USERNAME and PASSWORD placeholders with correct values for your Gmail account.

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