DomainMOD Now Has SMTP Support

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

One of the most requested features lately has been SMTP support, so that you can use an external SMTP server to send system emails instead of using the built-in PHP mailer on your DomainMOD server, and I'm happy to announce that this feature is now available as of v4.02. SMTP support was added via the PHPMailer class, which is a very stable code library that has been in development since 2001.

Along with adding SMTP support and a whole bunch of other features, PHPMailer also gives DomainMOD the ability to send Multi-part MIME messages, which means every email can be sent in both HTML as well as Text format, all at the same time. Due to this upgrade in DomainMOD's mailing system, I've updated all of the system emails to send as Multi-part MIME, so if you can't read HTML emails you'll be able to read the Text version. This will also be done for every system email that gets added to DomainMOD in the future.

Sending via SMTP is not enabled by default, since DomainMOD will first need your SMTP server and account details. To enable SMTP you need to login to DomainMOD as an administrator, open System Settings on the Administration menu, and then fill in your details in the SMTP Server Settings section.

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