Configure Mail Settings in Joomla

 

  1. Log into your Joomla Dashboard

  2. In the top menu, hover over Site and then click Global Configuration

  3. Click the Server tab

  4. Under Mail Settings, configure the following settings and then click Save

 

Mailer

Set this to SMTP

SMTP Authentication

Set this to Yes

SMTP Security
SMTP Port

If your SMTP server uses SSL, select this option from SMTP Security and then enter the SSL Port required for your SMTP server

SMTP Username

Enter your SMTP Username, which generally is your full email address

SMTP Password

This will usually be your email address' password

SMTP Host

If your email account you're sending email from is on the same server as your Joomla 2.5 site, use "localhost" here. Otherwise, enter your SMTP hostname here.