How do I use Gmail as my mail server?

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Revision as of 17:19, 18 October 2012 by Tom Hutchison (Talk | contribs)

If you have a working Gmail account you can use Gmail as your mail server by setting it in the global configuration.

On the server tab set the following:

  • Mailer: SMTP
  • Set the next three lines with your information, leave your path untouched unless you are sure it needs to change for some reason.
  • SMTP Authentication: Yes
  • SMTP Security: SSL
  • SMTP Port 465
  • SMTP username: your gmail username
  • SMTP password: your gmail password
  • SMTP host:

Note that if you are using WAMP on Windows, you may need to enable the openssl module (which is not enabled by default). To do this:

  1. Open the php.ini file and uncomment out the line extension=php_openssl.dll.
  2. Save the php.ini file and restart the Apache service.