Configuring the SMTP Server



host/superuser account. Hosts have full permissions to all sites in the DNN instance.



  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage



  1. Go to Persona Bar > Settings > Servers.



  2. Go to the Server Settings tab, and then to the SMTP Server subtab. Server Settings > SMTP Server


  3. Choose the scope of the settings.
    • Global: Applies the SMTP settings to all sites in the installation.
    • The name of the current site: Applies the SMTP settings only to the current site.

    SMTP Server Mode


  4. Configure the settings.
    SMTP Server settings


    Field Description
    SMTP Server and Port The SMTP server and port to use for sending emails (e.g., or
    Connection Limit The maximum number of concurrent connections with the SMTP server.
    Max Idle Time The maximum number of milliseconds that a connection is allowed to be idle before it is closed.
    Number of Messages Sent in Each Batch The number of messages sent by the messaging scheduler in each batch. Important: If your SMTP server throttles messages to regulate the flow of messages, set this number to be less than the SMTP server's maximum number of messages per batch.
    SMTP Authentication
    • Anonymous: No authentication is used.
    • Basic: User names and passwords are sent across the network as plain text.
    • NTLM: The NT LAN Manager is used for authentication.

    SMTP Username
    SMTP Password

    The username and password for the account used to send email messages (e.g., [email protected]). Only required if SMTP Authentication is set to Basic.
    SMTP Enable SSL (Optional) If enabled (On), a secure connection is used when communicating with the SMTP server.


  5. (Optional) Test your SMTP Settings to confirm that you can connect to the SMTP server with the current settings.
  6. Save.


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