How to configure your site to send emails
You may want your site to be able to send periodical emails or notifications to your website users including reminders and email notifications to site subscribers. Also you may want your site users to contact you by sending you emails through the contact form of your site. To get your site to send emails, you may follow the steps below to configure your site:
- Log into the admin part of your website.
- Go to Global Settings.
- A page may open where you may do global settings.
- Click on "Email Settings".
- A form for configuring the email may appear; information below may help you to fill the form to configure your site to send emails:
a. Email Sending Messages (firstname.lastname@example.org): this is the sender email; a person who receives email from your site may see this email as the email that sent the message to him or her.
b. Email Receiving Replies (e.g. email@example.com): supposing your site sends a message to someone and the person sends a reply, the reply may go to the email you type here.
c. No-reply Email (e.g firstname.lastname@example.org): suppose that your site sends a message to someone; the person may send a reply but you do not want to receive a reply. In this case you may enter a non-existent email like email@example.com so that such replies may not reach you.
d. SMTP Requires Authentication (True/False): if your email which your site will use to send email has password which you use to open that email, then you may choose "True" otherwise "False".
e. SMTP Host (e.g mail.yourdomain.com): this represents your mailing server. Often it is in the format mail.yourdomain.com, where you replace "yourdomain.com" with your actual domain name. If going by the format mail.yourdomain.com does not work, please ask your web hosting company for the SMTP Host.
f. SMTP Port (may be 25, 26, 465, etc):
If your mailing server uses TLS/SSL, your SMTP port may be one of the following: 465, 587 or 2525.
If your mailing server does not use TLS/SSL, your SMTP port may be 25 or 26.
You may contact your web hosting company to verify your SMTP port.
g. SMTP Password (Password of firstname.lastname@example.org): supposing you typed email@example.com as the email for your site to send email messages, then what is the password for opening firstname.lastname@example.org? Type that password.
h. SMTP Uses TLS/SSL (True/False): if your mailing server uses TLS/SSL, then you may choose "True" otherwise "False".
i. Show SMTP Debug Info (True/False): You may choose "True" if you want to check for errors otherwise it is recommended that you choose "False".
j. Show SMTP Error (True/False): You may choose "True" if you want to check for errors otherwise it is recommended that you choose "False".
- If you have configured your email settings well, then your site may be ready to send emails.