The SMTP option for email sending is not implemented inside the configuration menu itself, but is part of a plugin instead. To change the email setting from PHP mail to the more potent SMTP option.

Login to your admin area and click on the Plugins option from the left menu.

To edit the settings, click on Email

You can find the following settings to work with:

Mail Engine – Here you can choose from either SMTP, Sendmail or Disabled
Content type – Plain text or HTML depending on your needs
Email from – The default email address you will used as the sender of email.
Email to – The default email address you will use to reply back to someone who writes to your website.
CC Address - The email address you will use to receive all CC-ed email.
CC Name - The owner name of the email address used to receive all CC-ed email.
BCC address - Blind Carbon Copy email address which is hidden from the CC-ed email.
Reply-to address - The email address used to reply all incoming emails
Reply-to name -The name of the owner of email address used to reply all incoming emails
SMTP server – Use localhost if your SMTP provider is the same as the one on which you hosted the website
SMTP port – The port on which the connection will be established. Default is port 26 but can also be port 465 if you are using SSL or TLS.
SMTP encryption – The encryption method for this connection which can be either none, SSL or TLS
SMTP login name – This will be the full email address name of your email account
SMTP password - The password for your email account



Once you are done editing these settings, press the Save button at the top right corner of the page to complete the changes.
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