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How to Setup Your VPCart site to Use External SMTP (Mail Server)

How to Setup Your VPCart site to Use External SMTP (Mail Server)

You can use any third-party SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) server for your VPCart store. The third-party SMTP can be Gmail, Office 365 or any custom SMTP server.

In VPCart, you can setup to use your third-party SMTP easily from the software configuration. It will just require you to enter the SMTP URL/address, port, authentication username and password, and also the SSL mode.

For merchants that want to use Gmail as your SMTP, you can follow the below helpnote:
https://helpnotes.vpcart.com/kb/604-Tips-and-Tricks-for-Version-8/934-Using-GMAIL-as-your-outgoing-mail-server-with-VP-ASP/

For merchants that want to use Office 365 as your SMTP, you can follow the below helpnote:
https://helpnotes.vpcart.com/kb/26-Mailing/1254-How-to-Setup-Your-VPCart-800-site-to-Use-External-Mail-Server-Office-365/

For merchants that want to use custom SMTP, you can follow the steps below:

1) Login to your VPCart administration and mouse over to top menu: Advanced Settings > Software Configuration.

2) Click Site Details link.



3) Enter the following fields with your external SMTP details:

xemailsystem: please enter your SMTP address URL. It normally will start with mail.example.com... Or smtp.example.com.... Or can be just an IP address. Any valid SMTP address can be entered here. You will need to ask your external mail provider for the correct address and enter here.

xemailsmtpport: please enter your SMTP port. You will need to ask your external mail provider for the correct port and enter here.

xemailtype: please select CDOSYS as the default.

xemailusername: please enter your mail authentication username. You will need to ask your external mail provider for the correct mail authentication username and enter here.

xemailpassword: please enter your mail authentication password. You will need to ask your external mail provider for the correct mail authentication password and enter here.

xemailsmtpusessl: Set to Yes if your SMTP is using SSL for sending email. You will need to ask your external mail provider for this.

4) Click Continue.


You can test if your custom SMTP entered above will be able to send email by using our mail testing page:

1) In your administration go to top menu: Misc > Diagnostic Manager.



2) Click the Email tab.



3) It will populate your existing SMTP details. Simply enter the Sender Email, Recipient Email and Email Subject to start a test.



4) Click Test Email.

5) Check the recipient email inbox to see if you get the test email.


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Wilson Keneshiro
Date Created:
8/13/2018
Last Updated:
8/13/2018
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