Odoo – Outgoing email configuration

Currently, we have the pleasure to work with clients that find convenient managing features that comes with the Odoo platform, to achieve their daily operations. For that we hope that this small article could be useful to configure the mail server relay allowing communication from inside the platform. Let’s begin,

Outgoing email configuration

The first step is to go the menu,

Settings » Technical » Email » Outgoin Mail servers

There we’ll find the next form, We’ll fill out the data with the corresponding email details we’ll use to send the messages. The fields to fill are:

  • Description: A name or description to identify the server configured
  • Priority: The priority of your mail server. The smaller the number the higher the priority will be and more used with the system.
  • SMTP Server: On this field you write the email outgoing server address, this can be Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, Live or a private server, see the chart at the end.
  • SMTP Port: The port it uses to communicate with the server, 587 or 465.
  • Connection security: Chose the type of security, SSL or TLS.
  • Username: Write here the email address that you want to use to sent the email messages, remember that it must match the same SMTP server you are using.
  • Password: Add the password of the email address

When completed all fields it should look like this: Will verify pressing the Probar conexión if it is successful, our messages our messages will go out the platform.

Configuring the Frequency Output

The platform storage the send message request and send them according to an schedule. This is setup to send messages every hour, for that reason it’s highly possible that you want to change that to something like 5 minutes. To set it up let’s go to the section,

Settings » Technical » Automation » Scheduled Actions » Email Queue Manager

On which we can modify the values,

  • Interval Number: 5
  • Interval Unit: Minutes

and save, getting a configuration that looks like this:

So every message will be send on a lapse no longer than 5 minutes.

Popular Services Configuring Details

In case you ignore the values used to setup the fields for the popular mailing services, we present you the following chart that has the corresponding values.

Email Service SMTP Server
Outlook (Live, Hotmail)Server: smtp-mail.outlook.com

Port:

SSL – 465

STARTTLS – 587

Require authentication: Yes

GmailServer: smtp.gmail.com
Port:SSL – 465STARTTLS – 587

Require authentication: Yes

YahooServer: smtp.mail.yahoo.com

Port:

SSL – 465

STARTTLS – 587

Require authentication: Yes

Note: Hotmail, Live and Outlook uses the same server, the only thing that changes is the e-mail account for the corresponding domain. (yourname@hotmail.com, youname@live.com or yourname@outlook.com) We hope that this information is useful so you can keep getting the most out of your system with Odoo. If you find issues when setting this up please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us or leave submit an issue on our so we can fix it shortly .

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