SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol.
**This may not work with all hosting services. The host I have this site with does some type of relay that does not use this method. It wasn't something I could do on my own and required contacting them. But, in case this works for you......
If you intend to use a feedback module, you have to specify the SMTP server that will be used to send the mail from the form.
SMTP settings are entered under Host --> Host Settings --> Advanced Settings --> SMTP Server Settings.
(so you have to have DNN 'Host' permissions to do this.)
Your hosting service may have specific settings for relaying these email messages from forms. PowerDNN, host of this site, has this feature, for example. You will have to ask them what settings to use.
If you have a gmail account, you can use googlemail to send a limited number of emails from your forms.
The SMTP gmail settings that I have used are:
- SMTP Server and port: smtp.googlemail.com
(if this server name doesn't work, you can try smtp.gmail.com. That was suggested by some web postings.)
- SMTP Authentication: Basic
- SMTP Enable SSL: Checked
- SMTP Username: firstname.lastname@example.org
(complete email, not just user id.....and YOUR gmail address, not mine!)
- SMTP Password: myPassword
(YOUR gmail password, not mine!)
After entering the information, you can test the settings by clicking the Test SMTP Settings button. If the connection is successful, you will see the following message at the top of the page.
You will receive a confirmation email at the email address you entered for the account.
** Note: When I first set this up on a production server, I got some email messages from Google telling me that suspicious activity had been detected on my account and that someone was trying to send email from an unexpected location using my account. (Good to know they are checking things like that.) I needed to respond to them to let them know it was really me.