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.