In this tutorial we will review how to set the SMTP protocol for our Simple Machines Forum application. This is a useful setup, as it will allow you to send all system emails on your website through a specifically created email account on your hosting plan. It will also make sure that all system emails are properly delivered to your clients.
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The first thing to do is to log as the administrative user on your SMF website. Then, you need to navigate to Administration Center. Select the Mail option and then Settings. On the following page we are able to notice three sections. We need to set only the following options:
After all of the options are set properly do not forget to press the Save button, which is placed in the bottom right of the page.
Congratulations! You have set the configurations for the SMTP protocol successfully.