How To Configure Outgoing Mail Server In Odoo

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In this article, I will provide you with instructions on how to configure the outgoing mail server in Odoo. Being knowledgeable in technical subjects, I have gained considerable expertise in working with Odoo and am eager to impart my insights to you.

Understanding Outgoing Mail Server in Odoo

Before we dive into the configuration process, let’s understand what an outgoing mail server is and why it is essential in Odoo. In simple terms, an outgoing mail server is responsible for sending emails from Odoo to external email addresses. It acts as the bridge between Odoo and the recipient’s email server.

Now that we have a basic understanding, let’s move on to the configuration process.

Step 1: Accessing the Settings Menu

To configure the outgoing mail server in Odoo, you need to access the Settings menu. You can do this by clicking on the “Settings” icon on the top right corner of the Odoo interface. Once you are in the Settings menu, navigate to the “Technical” section and select “Email” from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Configuring Outgoing Mail Server

Now that you are in the Email settings, scroll down until you find the “Outgoing Mail Servers” section. Click on the “Create” button to create a new outgoing mail server.

Next, you will be presented with a form to fill in the details of the outgoing mail server. Here are the important details you need to configure:

  • Server Name: Enter a name for your outgoing mail server. This can be anything you like, as it will only be used for identification purposes within Odoo.
  • SMTP Server: Enter the SMTP server address provided by your email service provider. This is usually something like “”.
  • SMTP Port: Enter the port number for the SMTP server. The default port for SMTP is 25, but some providers may use different ports.
  • Connection Security: Choose the appropriate connection security option based on your email service provider’s requirements. This can be either “None”, “SSL/TLS”, or “STARTTLS”.
  • Username: Enter the username for your email account.
  • Password: Enter the password for your email account.

Once you have filled in all the required details, click on the “Save” button to save your outgoing mail server configuration.

Step 3: Testing the Configuration

After saving the outgoing mail server configuration, it is crucial to test if it is working correctly. Odoo provides a built-in feature to test the email configuration.

To test the configuration, go back to the “Settings” menu and navigate to the “Technical” section. Select “Email” from the drop-down menu and scroll down to the “Outgoing Mail Servers” section. Click on the name of the outgoing mail server you just configured.

In the mail server form, click on the “Test Connection” button. Odoo will attempt to establish a connection with the SMTP server using the provided configuration. If the test is successful, you will see a confirmation message. If not, double-check your configuration details and try again.


Configuring the outgoing mail server in Odoo is a crucial step to ensure that your emails are successfully delivered to their intended recipients. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily set up and test your outgoing mail server configuration in Odoo.

Remember, having a properly configured outgoing mail server is essential for effective communication with your customers and stakeholders. So take the time to set it up correctly and enjoy seamless email delivery in Odoo!