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How to configure your Joomla website with SMTP

Overview on how to set up the mail service of your Joomla website with SMTP

In this tutorial you will learn how to configure the mail service of your Joomla website with SMTP. This is the best setup as it will ensure that your system emails are being sent out without any problems. To configure your email account, you need to follow the following simple steps.


To enable SMTP for your website, you will need to complete the following steps:

Step 1 Create an email account

Log into your cPanel account and locate the Email section and then click on Email Accounts.



Enter the following details:


  • Email - Enter the name of your new email account.
  • Password - Enter the password for your new email account.
  • Password (again) - Re-enter the password for verification.



Click on the Create Account button to register the changes.


Step 2 Configure SMTP

Log into your website as administrator and click on the System tab on the top menu and then Global Configuration.



Select the Server tab.



Locate the Mail Settings section and edit the following:


  • Send mail - Yes
  • Mailer - SMTP
  • From email - Enter the email account created in the previous step of this tutorial.
  • From Name - Enter the name that you wish to appear on the system emails.
  • SMTP Authentication - Yes
  • SMTP Security - None
  • SMTP Port: 25 or 2525
  • SMTP Username - The email account that you have created in the previous step of this tutorial.
  • SMTP Password - The password for that email account.
  • SMTP Host - (change to your actual domain name)



Click on the Save & Close button to keep the changes. You have successfully enabled SMTP for your Joomla website.

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