Joomla Hosting Tips – How to Configure Gmail or Google Apps with Joomla

In this post, I will tell you about configuring email settings for contact forms in Joomla! 3 will be done by going to System -> global Configuration->Server and changing settings under Mail Settings. the following works for Gmail or Google Apps email.

Configure Mail Settings for Gmail and Google Apps
The following settings should be used:

  •     Mailer -> SMTP
  •     From Email -> [email protected]
  •     From Name -> Either your site name or the contact’s name
  •     SMTP Authentication -> yes
  •     SMTP Security -> SSL
  •     SMTP Port -> 465 (Try this port first and if it does not work, try 587)
  •     SMTP Username -> [email protected]
  •     SMTP password -> your password for this email address
  •     SMTP Host ->

*Be guaranteed to save your changes, and fill out your contact form on your web site front-end and press send to confirm that these changes have worked.


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