To be able to send emails and notifications from your WordPress Portal dashboard, you will need to set up an SMTP server to be used to send emails. In this article, we will show you how to use your Office365 account to send emails and notifications.
From the navigation menu, go to the settings section and click “SMTP Options”. There you will have access to the SMTP settings form where you will add your preferred SMTP server configurations.
Fill in the form with the following data correctly to use Office365 SMTP:
Select SMTP as your transporter from the dropdown menu.
Use smtp.office365.com as your SMTP host.
Use 587 as the SMTP port.
From the dropdown list, select TLS as an encryption mode.
- Authentication Mode:
Select “Login” from the dropdown list.
This is the username of your Office365 account which should be your email address.
Put your Office365 password to work along with the username as a combination to authorize your account.
- Send From Name:
This is the name that will be displayed to the recipient like this:
- Send From Email:
This will be the email address that you want to use. Should be your office365 email address as.
Purge WordPress Portal Cache
Every time you change the SMTP settings for your WordPress Portal, you will need to purge the app cache from WordPress Portal admin page located in your WordPress dashboard
Now, you are done with setup and configurations and it is time to test your SMTP server to make sure it works fine.
Send Test Email
On your WordPress Portal dashboard, go to the Settings section and click on “SMTP Options”. Scroll down to the send test email widget as you see in the screenshot here
Type the email address that you want to send the test email to and click “Send Test Email” and wait for the confirmation. If the SMTP server works, you should get a confirmation message like this:
Congratulations! you are all set and your WordPress Portal SMTP Server should be working as expected.