How to set up mail in Joomla?




Joomla provides 3 methods for sending emails: PHP Mail, Sendmail, SMTP. The most commonly used are SMTP and PHP Mail. In this tutorial, we will show you how to set up these 2 methods of sending emails on Joomla.



Log in to Joomla click System ➝ Global Configuration ➝ switch to tab Server ➝ Mail



Fill in the next fields:


  • Send Mail - Yes
  • Disable Mass Mail - No
  • From Email - Your email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • From Name - Your site or company name
  • Reply To Email - The email address that will be used for "Reply"
  • Reply To Name - The name that will be used for "Reply"




Sending email with PHP mail


Mailer - PHP mail.




Sending email with SMTP


In the example below, we'll show how to use Google Gmail as your mail server.


  • Mailer - SMTP
  • SMTP Host - smtp.gmail.com
  • SMTP Port - 465
  • SMTP Security - SSL/TLS
  • SMTP Authentication - Yes
  • SMTP Username - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • SMTP Password - password from your Gmail account




Difference between PHP mail and SMTP


PHP mail uses your hosting as an email server. 
SMTP uses 3rd party email server (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail).

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