How to configure SMTP

B2Core requires an SMTP service to be enabled for sending email notifications to your clients. You can sign up with any SMTP service provider that you want to use. The following information is required to configure your SMTP service connection via the B2Core Back Office:

  • SMTP hostname

  • SMTP port

  • SMTP username

  • SMTP password

How to sign up with an SMTP service provider

This instruction describes how to sign up with an SMTP service provider (using the Mailgun provider for illustration purposes). You can choose any SMTP service provider that you want to use and configure the SMTP settings by following your provider’s instructions.

Note

This instruction is created based on the latest version of Mailgun as of this writing. Due to possible changes to the procedures described here, we suggest that you consult the official Mailgun documentation or contact their support in case you have any questions.

  1. Go to the Mailgun website and click Get Started.

  2. Fill in the required fields, including your full name, email address and payment information, select a plan that you want to use for the SMTP service, and then click Create Account.

  3. On the main Mailgun web page, click Log In and log in to Mailgun with your credentials.

  4. Navigate to Sending > Domains and click Add New Domain.

  5. Fill in the following information:

  • In the Domain name field, enter your company domain.

  • Select a domain region.

  1. Click Add Domain.

  2. Navigate to Sending > Domain settings.

  3. Select your domain name from the Domain drop-down list located at the top of the screen, and then switch to the DNS records tab.

  4. Add the following DNS records and assign to them the appropriate values via your DNS hosting provider.

  • two TXT records

  • two MX records

  • one CNAME record

Copy the record names and values displayed in the Hostname and Enter this value columns on the DNS records tab and paste them in the corresponding fields when adding DNS records via the DNS hosting provider.

Green checkmarks displayed on the left side of each record indicate that the record has been set up properly.

  1. Navigate to Sending > Overview > SMTP to view your SMTP hostname, port, username and default password. Use this information to configure the Mailgun SMTP connection via the B2Core Back Office.

How to configure an SMTP service connection via the B2Core Back Office

  1. Navigate to Mailing > System > Providers, and click +Create in the upper-right corner of the screen.

  2. Configure the SMTP connection settings:

  • In the Caption field, enter a caption that you want to use for the SMTP configuration.

  • Make sure that the Driver field displays “smtp”.

  • In the Host field, enter an SMTP service hostname.

  • In the Port field, enter a port number to be used for the SMTP connection.

  • In the Username and Password fields, enter your SMTP service credentials.

  • In the Sent from field, enter an email address that will be displayed for your email recipients.

  • In the Sent from name field, enter a name that you want to display for your email recipients (for example, this may be your company name).

  • From the Encryption drop-down list, select TLS or SSL to enable a secure connection when communicating with the SMTP service. Choose Not selected to disable encryption.

  • From the Enabled drop-down list, select enabled to make the SMTP service connection active.

  1. Click Test Connection to confirm that you can connect to the SMTP service with the current settings. The Test Connection button is highlighted with green if the connection is successful.

  2. Click Save.

The SMTP configuration is now added to the list of email providers.

To quickly test the SMTP configuration that you have set up, go to the B2Core UI Sign In page, and click Sign up now! to register a new account. If you already have an account, click Forget your password? and then enter your email address. In both cases, you should receive appropriate emails, indicating that your SMTP service connection is properly configured.

To check the status of the recently sent emails, navigate to Mailing > System > Log in the Back Office.