Magento is one of the most popular open-source e-commerce platforms available today. It is known for its scalability, flexibility, and robustness. One of the critical aspects of any e-commerce platform is the ability to communicate with customers via email. Magento 2.4.6 has recently introduced SMTP support, making it easier to send emails through an external email server.

SMTP, or Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, is an email protocol used to transfer emails between email servers. Magento 2.4.6 now allows store owners to configure their SMTP settings and send emails using external email servers like Gmail, Yahoo, or any other email service provider. This means that store owners no longer need to rely on the default email server provided by their hosting company.

By using an external email server, store owners can take advantage of the advanced features offered by email service providers. These features include email templates, email tracking, and email analytics. Additionally, using an external email server can help improve email deliverability and reduce the chances of emails being marked as spam.

To configure SMTP in Magento 2.4.6, follow these steps:

  1. Login to your Magento 2.4.6 admin panel.
  2. From the menu on the left, go to Stores > Configuration.
  3. In the Configuration panel, click on Advanced > System.
  4. In the SMTP configuration settings, set the following values:
  • Set "Enabled" to "Yes".
  • In the Host field, enter the SMTP host name.
  • In the Port field, enter the SMTP port number. (Usually 465 or 587)
  • In the Authentication field, choose the authentication method used by your email service provider.
  • In the Username field, enter the SMTP username.
  • In the Password field, enter the SMTP password.
  1. Click on "Test Email" to ensure that the SMTP settings are working correctly.
  2. Save the configuration by clicking on the "Save Config" button.

By following these steps, you should now have successfully configured SMTP in Magento 2.4.6. You can now send emails using your external email server.

If you need to get the full control over your email notifications in Magento you can use our module that allows to disable a specific email notification.