Use your own email (SMTP settings)


SMTP enables you to enter your own custom email address which your academy will use to send emails to users.


How setup SMTP

  1. Open the admin menu and click on Settings. Next click on "SMTP Settings".
  2. In this screen you need to enter your SMTP details. Here is an overview:

SMTP hosts: The SMTP host is the server the email address connects to. Also add the port directly after the host with a : inbetween.

SMTP security: SMTP security will either encrypt the outgoing email data or not. The SSL setting must match the same type of connection that was used for the SMTP Host name

SMTP username: This will be the full email address for the email account.

SMTP password: This is the password for the specific email address that is being set up.

SMTP session limit : This setting can prevent spam coming from the same session on the server. Limiting to 1 will require a new session to be created in order for an email to be set.


You can test your SMTP settings by clicking on "Test SMTP Settings" and fill in your email address. Within a couple of minutes you should receive a test email.


Please contact your hosting provider for your SMTP details.


Gmail Example

For this example we are going to use the SMTP details of a Gmail account. You can use Gmail’s SMTP details to send emails from your academy. For free! 😀 


  • SMTP hosts: smtp.gmail.com:465
  • SMTP Security: SSL
  • SMTP Auth Type: LOGIN (Default)
  • SMTP username: Your full Gmail address (e.g. you@gmail.com)
  • SMTP password: The password that you use to log in to Gmail
  • SMTP session limit: 1 (Default)