By default, Joomla is pre-configured to use the PHP mail function to send all automatically generated emails from your website. Due to the fact that the PHP Mail function sends the emails directly through the server IP address, there is a quite high chance for them to get marked as spam and consequently not delivered successfully. This is one of the reasons it is strongly recommended to consider configuring your Joomla settings to send outgoing emails via SMTP. In the following lines, we will guide you on how to achieve that within a few simple steps.
To begin with, please log in to your Joomla Admin Dashboard and navigate through the top menu bar to System > Global Configuration.
Once you access the “Global Configuration” page, you will notice it is split into a few tabs.
You will find the “Mail Settings” located at the right end under the “Server” tab.
From the ”Mail Settings” section you will be able to control the process of sending automatically generated emails through your Joomla website. As you will notice the Mail functionality is enabled by default in Joomla.
The first step we will need you to take is to configure the general email settings.
Once “SMTP” is selected a few additional fields will appear and you will need to configure the SMTP server details.
Once the “SMTP Authentication” is enabled, you will be presented with a few additional fields under which you will need to enter your email account login credentials.
Finally, before you save the changes, we will recommend you to use the “Send Test Mail” function the thoughtful people who developed Joomla were so nice to include. This will indicate if the SMTP properties entered are correct and the email account is successfully configured.
Once the test is completed and you receive the message that states the email was successfully sent, please make sure to click on the “Save” button to successfully record the SMTP configuration.
Well done! Congratulations on learning how to configure your Joomla website to send emails using SMTP. We truly hope you have found this tutorial helpful and easy to follow. In case you require any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our Technical Support Department.
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