If you have an email account with Gmail, you can easily configure GroupMail to send your newsletters and other group emails through the Gmail SMTP mail server.
Just add the following settings to GroupMail
1. Begin by adding your user information. The Name and Organization fields will appear in the From field of your emails. If you do not wish to use an Organization you can leave this field blank. If you do put something here, it will appear in brackets after the name.
2. In the SMTP Server field enter smtp.gmail.com, check the “Requires Authentication” box and then click Setup. You can also set the number of delivery connections and delivery pauses according to the speed of your connection and individual requirements.
3. Check the “Use SMTP Authentication (outbound)” box, keeping the default AUTH LOGIN, then enter your Gmail address in full and the password for your Gmail account. Click OK and you’ll be taken back to the Delivery Options tab.
4. Click the “Advanced” button at the bottom of the Delivery Options tab and change the SMTP Port from the default 25 to 587. You also need to check the “server requires an SSL connection” box. This will then automatically change the incoming Port from the default Port 110 to Port 995. It is also a good idea to add a custom domain while you are on this Advanced screen. For Gmail, the custom SMTP domain would simply be gmail.com. Click OK.
That’s it. You can now send messages through the Gmail outgoing mail server.
* It’s essential to click OK at the bottom of the Delivery Options screen to save your settings. Note that should you run into any problems, you can modify any of these settings at a later date.
** Mail servers change their settings from time to time. If you’re sure you entered all information correctly but are still experiencing problems, contact Gmail and ask them to confirm the SMTP settings that they want you to use.
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