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Is there a guide on getting Umbraco notifications working?
Also, if you are using Umbraco forms, does it automatically notify the backend admin of new submissions, or do you have to get the Umbraco notifications working first?
To get Umbraco notifications workin you will need to make 2 steps.
First step is to add an valid email in the UmbracoSettings.config file which you can find in the /config folder at your file system for your Umbraco installation.
See - https://our.umbraco.org/documentation/reference/config/umbracosettings/#notifications
Next step is to use a SMTP server to send the emails out from Umbraco. What you need is go to the web.config file and add the SMTP settings like this https://our.umbraco.org/Documentation/Reference/Config/webconfig/#smtp-settings
If you don´t have a SMTP server yourself you can use services like:
Hope this helps,
Thanks. For step 2, what is the 'go-to industry standard' for security, etc.: to make your own smtp server or use one of the services?
I can only tell you what we do in Umbraco HQ and what I am seen. We are using a SMTP service for sending out our emails in Umbraco HQ.
I know many other that uses Umbraco CMS are doing the same. It can be that you can use the SMTP server that the hosting company have where you are hosting your Umbraco CMS solution.
Thanks Dennis! So to clarify, you are seeing that most users and you guys at HQ are using a third party SMTP service?
Yes we are using a third party SMTP service in Umbraco HQ, and If you are using Umbraco Cloud for example you will also need to use a SMTP service.
Every site I have made in Umbraco CMS, I have been using a SMTP service, one of the good things about doing this you don´t need to think of updates etc.
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