This screen allows you to select the primary email service to use to send out emails, configure SMTP server or PHP mail settings, and perform tests on email sending.
By default b2evolution will use the built in
mail() function of PHP but you can also configure an external SMTP server/gateway/relay. Actually, if you will be sending email campaigns, you really should use an external SMTP relay and you should not trust the IP address of your server as offering good deliverability with various email recipients (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.)
- This section is only available after enabling the SMTP Gateway feature. This panel lets you select which email service you would like to use as the default. The available options are: Regular PHP "mail" function and SMTP gateway. There is also…
- This panel allows you to enable the use of an STMP server and configure its connection settings.
- This panel is useful only if you are sending email through PHP’s internal mail() function, i-e through your webserver’s SMTP service. On some web hosts, the default params that b2evolution passes to the mail() function are not accepted. On…