How to Use Gmail SMTP in DotNetNuke?

The server settings for sending mail over Gmail are required only when using Gmail through an email client program. You shouldn't ever need to manually enter them anywhere if you're using Gmail online through a browser, like through Gmail.com.

For example, if you need to use Gmail in Mozilla Thunderbird, you can manually enter the SMTP settings within Thunderbird's program options.

Since Gmail is so popular, some email programs might even provide these SMTP server details automatically while you're setting up your account.

If you want to use Gmail SMTP in your DNN website, this can be easily done by specifying the correct port 587 in the SMTP settings. Unfortunately, there is no port number field supplied in the SMTP settings form. So in order to include the port number, you just need to add the smtp.gmail.com:587 in the SMTP settings.

In order to set the SMTP settings, you will need to login as super host account. Note this is a super administrator account so the basic administrator account will not get the access to the host menu. Under the host settings in the advanced settings tab, you will see a section for SMTP settings. You just simply need to use the following settings. Just replace the email and password of your own.

 

Still Can't Send Mail Through Gmail?

Some email applications use older, less secure technologies to log you into your email account, and Google will block these requests by default.

If you can't send mail with your Gmail account for that reason, it's unlikely that you're entering the wrong SMTP settings. Instead, you'll get a message related to the security of the email client.

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