Contact
Site: US UK AU |

How to set up outgoing SMTP email for Magento

How to set up outgoing SMTP email for Magento

Overview
This article recommends the Magento extension SMTP Pro when setting up external SMTP email for Magento 1.x, but also provides a manual method.

Preferred method

Though it is possible to configure your Magento installation to use external SMTP, consider using the free extension SMTP Pro, which is available for download from GitHub.

Manual method

If using the extension does not appeal to you, then you may set up SMTP access for Magento manually: 

  1. From the Magento Admin Panel, click System > Configuration (Figure 1).


    Figure 1. Magento Admin Panel; System > Configuration.

  2. Scroll down to the ADVANCED sub-menu, then click System (Figure 2).


    Figure 2. Advanced > System.

  3. From the System section, click Mail Sending Settings (Figure 3).


    Figure 3. System section; Mail Sending Settings.

  4. Enter the correct information in the Host and Port (25) fields:

    1. In the Host field, enter your outgoing SMTP mail server hostname. If you do not know the hostname, either locate it in your Welcome Email (Figure 4) or contact our Support Team.


      Figure 4. Sample Welcome Email with location of example outgoing SMTP mail server hostname.

    2. In the Port (25) field, enter 587, then click Save Config (Figure 5).


      Figure 5. Mail Sending Settings; Host sample entry and Port 587.

 

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our Support Team by email or through the Client Portal.

Article Rating (5 Votes)
Rate this article
  • Icon PDFExport to PDF
  • Icon MS-WordExport to MS Word
 
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
How to protect your Magento store from the Credit Card Hijack exploit
Added on Tue, Nov 22, 2016
How to change Magento base URLs
Added on Tue, Jun 12, 2018
How to configure CDN access for Magento
Added on Wed, May 16, 2018
How to perform Magento database maintenance
Added on Tue, Jul 30, 2013
How to enable the Magento profiler
Added on Thu, Feb 25, 2016
What are the benefits of dedicated IP addresses?
Added on Thu, Jan 14, 2016
What is Magento?
Added on Thu, Sep 10, 2015
How to find and remove hanging Magento cron jobs with SSH
Added on Thu, Oct 30, 2014
How to disable caching in Magento
Added on Tue, Nov 5, 2013
How to install Magento CE v1.8 and later
Added on Thu, Mar 6, 2014