SMTP Mailer Driver Settings

Configure Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mailer driver protocol settings for your email server.


Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is an internet standard communication protocol for electronic email transmission. Configure the SMTP email server to use a secure or insecure connection.

See the following example containing a configured SMTP email server.

Configure SMTP Mailer Driver Settings

Package Required

The Send Email package must be installed.

Permissions Required

Your user account or group membership must have the "Settings: Update Settings" permission to edit email server settings unless your user account has the Make this user a Super Admin setting selected.

See the Settings permissions or ask your Administrator for assistance.

Gmail Service Best Practice

If configuring SMTP with a Gmail service, as a best practice, configure the User Account setting with the same value as in the Sender Email setting.

To configure a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) mailer driver, the following information is needed:

  • SMTP server host name

  • SMTP server port

  • SMTP account username and password

Configure the following SMTP settings as necessary:

  1. Create a new email server configuration. The settings for the new email server display. By default smtp is selected as the mailer driver and the settings for the SMTP email server display.

  2. Enter the email address that this server uses to send emails, and then click Save.

  3. Enter the person or company name that sends the email, and then click Save.

  4. Enter the host SMTP application or service, and then click Save.

  5. Enter the port number that this email server uses, and then click Save.

  6. Select one of the following connection protocols options that this SMTP email server uses to send and receive emails:

    • no: Use no secure connection.

    • tls: Use Transport Layer Security (TLS). This is the default option.

    • ssl: Use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

  7. Enter an active user account the SMTP email server uses, and then click Save.

  8. Click Save.

Example SMTP Mail Server Configuration

Consider the following example for an SMTP mail server configuration:

  • Mailer driver: smtp

  • Sender Email:

  • Sender Name: LouisCanera

  • Server Host:

  • Server Port: 25

  • Use secure connection: tls

  • User Account: c5ad636d522571

  • User Password : •••••••••••••••••••••

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