What is SMTP?
The abbreviation of SMTP is Simple Mail Transfer Protocol which is used to manage outgoing mails from your websites/applications. This protocol uses Internet to transmit email messages from web applications.
When you send an email, it will be forwarded to SMTP server from your email client. Later then, SMTP server will relay the emails to the appropriate recipient’s email sever.
How can you configure SMTP?
SMTP is a free service from Google anybody can configure for their applications or servers. Gmail account is essential to use this SMTP service.
When you have an account already, you just need to create an app password from your account, that will be used later in the SMTP configuration for authentication purpose.
Below is the configuration values to be added for SMTP configurations:
SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Port: 465 (SSL) or 587 (TLS)
Use Secure Connection: Yes
Username: your Gmail account ([email protected])
Password: your App Password