Many apps need to send out alerts via e-mail. You can configure outbound mail settings to make sure these alerts get to you.
This app is automatically installed when another app requires mail alerts.
You can find this feature in the menu system at the following location:
The hostname of the SMTP server to connect to.
The port to used to send the initial connection request on. SMTP usually uses port 25.
Encryption protocol to use when connecting to the host server.
A valid username to authenticate to the server.
A valid password to authenticate to the server.
Once you have configured the mail settings, it is time to ensure e-mails can get through successfully:
If a successful connection and authentication (if required) is made, you will receive a notification that the test was successful. If the connection could not be made or if authentication using the settings provided failed, you need to go back and check your settings and then repeat the test.
If you are running a local ClearOS [SMTP Server]] on the same server, you can leave the default in place (for example, port 25 at localhost). Keep in mind, this assumes that your local mail server is either:
With a valid Gmail account, one can easily set up the this app to relay through Google's SMTP server. Here is an example for a user with a Gmail account of “firstname.lastname@example.org”.