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Configuring sending emails from the Joomla CMS
This guide explains how to set up the Joomla web application (CMS) to send emails. These instructions are for both Joomla sites installed automatically through our web applications and sites installed manually.
Configuring the sending of emails in Joomla1. Connect to your Joomla site's control panel
2. Go to Configuration then Server
3. There are two options for configuring the sending of emails:
- configure the sending through PHP mail() function
- configure sending through SMTP
Option 1: sending through PHP Mail
Emails can be sent directly from the server. In this case you need to select PHP Mail, and do NOT enter anything under Site Email. This unfortunately stops any test email to be sent through the button for this, but that will work if you set up a contact form on your site. Click on Register once the box has been left empty. Example of suitable configuration:
BEWARE: to avoid the message "Could not instantiate mail function", the site (in the Infomaniak admin interface) must also have a valid sending address: https://www.infomaniak.com/en/support/faq/2150
Option 2: sending through SMTP
If you have an email address whose domain is tied to your website (e.g.: firstname.lastname@example.org), complete its details to use it to send emails via SMTP. Example: