It is very common these days for a website to send out email, usually because of a contact form, but for many other reasons including the sending of newsletters to clients. When building the mail component of your website, ensure that you or your developers build a proper SMTP connector to send all your email.
Are you running a Content Management System? These tutorials will show you how to setup your site to use SMTP correctly:
If your website is custom coded, your developer will need to ensure that the mail components use a proper SMTP connection with SSL and outgoing email authentication. By using these settings, you will significantly increase the reliability of the email from your website, and you’ll avoid a lot of lost email. If your website is hosted with Nerds On Site, our team will not be able to help troubleshoot problems if your site isn’t using a proper SMTP connection.
One solution that many developers use is the PHPMailer library from Worx International. This library is free and relatively easy to implement for a PHP site.
Another solution is the Nerds On Site Development Team. Our team can quote to upgrade your website to use a proper SMTP connector for all your outgoing email.
If your are upgrading a mail connector on your site (or building a new one) you can use the following settings:
- SMTP Port is 465
- You need to use SSL or TLS
- You need to use a valid email address and password on our system to authenticate your connection.