From the “Mail Settings” menu in your admin control panel, you can set the name and email address from which you would like admin correspondence to be sent, change email queuing settings, and select which server to use for outgoing mail.
To reach the “Mail Settings” page, in your Admin panel navigate to Settings > Mail Settings.
Enter the email address you want contact form messages to be sent to when members click on the "Contact" link.
Normally the "Contact" link can be found in your footer menu of your site.
Enter the name you want the emails from the system to come from in the field below.
Enter the email address you want the emails from the system to come from in the field below.
Note: This email address is not in any way connected to your contact form address or the email that will receive administrator notifications. Administrator notifications go to the first Super Administrator currently registered on your site.
The number of emails to send out of the mail queue each time the “Background Mailer” task is run in the “Task Scheduler.”
Utilizing an “Email Queue”, you can allow your website to throttle the emails being sent out to prevent overloading the mail server.
Note: When using the “Email All Members” feature in the Admin Panel, all email will be put in the mail queue to avoid flooding your system's mail server even if you have selected "No, always send emails immediately."
Select if you would like emails to be sent through the built-mail() function or through the SMTP server. For most email notifications, the built-in mail function should be sufficient for your server. However, if your server does not have a built-in mail server or you plan to use your site to send many mass emails, you might want to consider switching to send through an SMTP server and using a mailing service such as SendGrid to handle the load of your emails without jeopardizing your server's limitations. Using a transactional mail service such as SendGrid can also help get your emails delivered with a greater success rate and kept out of the spam folders.
If you notice that mail is not getting sent from your site. There are a couple of things you may want to check.
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