When you are sending mail from Concrete5 for something such as forms, by default they will be sent using a PHP mail function. You can set this up to send emails using your email credentials instead, which can be helpful if you want the emails to come from a specific address.
In this tutorial we will show you how to setup an external SMTP server in Concrete5.
Using an External SMTP Server:
- Login to your Concrete5 Dashboard.
- Roll your mouse over the Dashboard button and choose System & Settings.
- Under the Email section, click SMTP Method.
- On the SMTP Method menu, select External SMTP Server option. The menu will drop down, and provide a new SMTP Settings section to fill in.
Enter your mail server information, most likelysomething similar to this:
mail.yourdomain.com, or secure99.webhostinghub.com if you are using the encryption option below.
Enter your full email address, such as:
||Enter the password for the email address entered above.
||Use None or SSL. When using the SSL option, be sure to use your SSL settings.
|| Enter 25 or 587. If you are using SSL encryption, enter 465.
Once you have made your selections, click the blue Save button on the bottom. You will see a notification stating "Global mail settings saved."
Congratulations, now you know how to setup an external SMTP server in Concrete5.