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Author Topic: How to - Email setup in DotNetNuke  (Read 15518 times)

Georges S. [CT]

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How to - Email setup in DotNetNuke
« on: October 12, 2008, 04:14:21 PM »
note: this setup is if you are using email with your CT account (SmarterMail). If you are using a 3rd party solution for email contact your email provider for more inforamtion.

to setup the email settings in DotNetNuke you must first log in as an admin that has access to the 'Host Settings'

Before we get started the email address you will be using MUST exist in the email account you have setup (SmarterMail) or the email will fail. This guide assumes I have set up the fictional email address georges@sweetdnnsite.nat

Go to Host->Host Settings from the DNN menuebar (if you do not see HOST then you are not logged in as an admin that has access to these settings)

In the section "Host Details" set your "Host Email"
Host Email: georges@sweetdnnsite.nat

Then Expand the section "SMTP Server Settings" and set your smtp settings (much like what you would use for your email client).
SMTP Server and port: mail.sweetdnnsite.nat (the actual mail server address or IP address can work also)
SMTP Authentication: select "Basic"
SMTP Enable SSL: Do not check this box.
SMTP Username: georges@sweetdnnsite.nat (your full email address)
SMTP Password: ********* (This will be your email password)

Then you can click the "Test" link next to the SMTP Server and port: to make sure it is working.

Offline elizas

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Re: How to - Email setup in DotNetNuke
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2010, 03:59:15 AM »
Any application built in DNN needs to have an email going functionality, for example, DNN sends an email to the user registers on the site/ portal. The other example includes, the forum module sends an email to the owner of the threads when a reply has post etc... and it is also necessary for the site host to send Newsletter email to all register user of the site/ application.

Below are the steps to set up SMTP address in your DNN site/ application.

1. Login to the application with host account.

2. Click on "Host Settings" link under “Host” tab.

3. Set the "Host Details" panel as below

The "Host Email" field must be modified as the email address corresponds to your SMTP settings.

4. Set the "SMTP Server Settings" panel as below

Hope it was helpful.
« Last Edit: February 01, 2010, 11:05:45 AM by Derek [CT] »