Setting up SMTP on your server allows the system to send out email notifications.
SMTP can be enabled in the System Settings menu under the Administrator tab.
A SMTP set up requires:
- A SMTP host domain.
- The port of the SMTP server.
- Whether the server uses TLS and SSL.
- The username.
- The password connected to the username.
- A ‘Sender email address’ which will send the emails out.
- A ‘System admin email address’ where the system notifications arrive.
- A ‘Bcc email address’ if you want the system notifications to be sent to an additional email address.
- A ‘Default localization’ if you want the emails to be translated to other languages.
Functions that SMTP affects:
- Collected interaction data from a content can be sent out in an E-mail.
- Alert rules can send alerts in E-mail.
- System notifications like “User created/removed on server” are sent in an E-mail to the system admin’s email address.
- Forgot password does not work without SMTP.
- Contact message sending does not work without SMTP.
- When creating a new user without the password input field filled you cannot send out a “Set new password” E-mail to the registered email address. If SMTP is disabled you cannot register user without first creating a password.
- Invoice function sends notifications in E-mail when a customer needs to be invoiced.