πŸ“§ Setting up SMTP

To send emails from your own email address, you need to setup SMTP. You can find the sample SMTP settings for the well-known services below.

Gmail, Google Apps
Yahoo
Hotmail
Yandex
Gmail, Google Apps

There are two ways of using Gmail, Google Apps as SMTP source. You can enable two-factor authentication or use the default Gmail. We suggest you use two-factor authentication for better security.

Find below the necessary actions for the specified methods πŸ‘‡

Method 1: Using Gmail/Google Apps with two-factor authentication

  • Go to the app passwords page on your google account to generate an app password.

  • Select app type as Mail and Device as Other (You can name it as merchbees if you like)

  • Copy the generated app password.

  • On the SMTP Settings page, enter the below information.

Host: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Use SSL: True Username: Your email address Password: App password (It is generated in the previous step.)

Method 2: Using Gmail/Google Apps without two-factor authentication

  • You need to change two settings on your google account.

    • Enable less secure apps option here.

    • Unlock captcha here.

  • On the SMTP Settings page, enter the below information.

Host: smtp.gmail.com Port: 465 Use SSL: True Username: Your email address Password: Your email password

Yahoo

On the SMTP Settings page, enter the below information.πŸ‘‡

Host: smtp.mail.yahoo.com Port: 465 Use SSL: True Username: Your email address Password: Your email password

Hotmail

On the SMTP Settings page, enter the below information.πŸ‘‡

Host: smtp-mail.outlook.com Port: 587 Use SSL: False Username: Your email address Password: Your email password

Yandex

On the SMTP Settings page, enter the below information.πŸ‘‡

Host: smtp.yandex.com Port: 465 Use SSL: True Username: Your email address Password: Your email password

If you are using a different email provider, then you can search for the provider's SMTP details. If you can't find out, let us know. We are always here to help!