Configuring Outgoing Email in Moodle

Configuring outgoing mail in Moodle is an essential aspect to ensure effective communication within the Learning Management System (LMS). With a user-friendly and efficient outgoing mail configuration, you can enhance the overall Moodle experience for both administrators and users.

To set up outgoing mail in Moodle, navigate to the email settings section and enter the required SMTP details

Let's explore the steps involved in implementing these configurations and see how you can proceed with these settings. 

Using Outlook Mail

Sure, here are some insights about the video in bullet points:

  • This video provides a guide on how to configure your Outlook mail as your outgoing mail in Model LMS.
  • The steps involved are:
    • Log in to Model LMS with your admin credentials.
    • Go to the Server tab.
    • Click on Email Categories.
    • Select Outgoing Configuration.
    • For the Outlook configuration, enter the following information:
      • SMTP server:
      • Port: 587
      • TLS encryption
      • Authentication type: Login
      • Username: Your Outlook email address
      • Password: Your app password (not your regular password)
      • Reply-to address: Your Outlook email address
    • Test the configuration by sending an email to yourself.
  • You will find the instructions on how to create an app password for your Outlook account in this video also.
  • Links to videos on how to set up outgoing mail with Gmail and without Outlook are available below.

I hope this is helpful!

Using Gmail

This video provides a step-by-step guide on how to configure outgoing email in Moodle. The speaker mentions that they created this video in response to a viewer's request, who was unable to get outgoing email to work using their regular Gmail credentials.

The video explains that Moodle's outgoing mail configuration only supports app passwords, not regular Gmail passwords. The speaker then demonstrates how to create an app password in Gmail. They also explain how to configure Moodle's outgoing mail settings using the app password.

Here are the key steps involved:

  1. Create an app password in Gmail:

    • Log in to your Gmail account.
    • Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of the screen.
    • Select "Manage your Google Account."
    • Click on "Security" in the left-hand menu.
    • Click on "App passwords" under the "Signing in to Google" section.
    • Click on "Select an app" and choose "Other."
    • Enter a name for your app password (e.g., "Moodle").
    • Click on "Generate."
  2. Configure Moodle's outgoing mail settings:

    • Log in to your Moodle site as an administrator.
    • Go to Site administration > Server > Outgoing mail.
    • Select "SMTP" as the outgoing mail server type.
    • Enter the following settings:
      • SMTP server:
      • SMTP port: 465
      • SMTP security: SSL
      • SMTP user: Your Gmail address
      • SMTP password: Your app password
    • Click on "Save changes."
    • Test the outgoing mail configuration by sending a test email to yourself.

In case, if you are facing any issues during the setup process, you can contact them for help.

I hope this is helpful!

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