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Using the SMTP server of your Simple Hosting Instance
It is possible to send emails via the default SMTP server included with your Simple Hosting instance. You can also either use the SMTP server of Gandi Mail or the external SMTP server provided by a third party.
The default SMTP server
We recommend to use the default SMTP server for basic mail exchanges or notifications such as password reset, account activation or any other notification not involving a high mailing traffic. This option is not recommended for larger mailing operations (for ex. newsletters).
You will use the following configuration for PHP instances :
Server : localhost
User: leave blank
Password : leave blank
Port : 25 (default)
For instances of other types, you'll have to specify the SMTP server of the datacenter where the instance was created.
- Paris :
- Server : smtp1.dc0.gpaas.net
- Port : 25
- Baltimore :
- Server : smtp1.dc1.gpaas.net
- Port : 25
- Luxembourg :
- Server : smtp1.dc2.gpaas.net
- Port : 25
Note that if you choose to use the SMTP server included with your intance, safety and usage restrictions have been put in place in order to ensure spam protection and maintain the quality of our network infrastructure.
Using SMTP via Gandi Mail
We recommend to use the Gandi Mail SMTP server for basic mail exchanges or notifications such as password reset, account activation or any other notification not involving a high mailing traffic. It is not recommended for larger mailing operations (for ex. newsletters).
You will use the following configuration :
Server : mail.gandi.net
User : email@example.com
Password : your Gandi Mail password
Port : 465
Third party SMTP servers
This option allows you to send emails with no restriction. This is the best choice for larger mailing operations and extensive email exchanges . You can set up your own mail server or use the services of an external provider.
In this case, your provider will be able to provide you with the necessary configuration details.
Important note : Authorized are only 465 (SMTPS : SMTP over SSL) and 587 (Submission) ports.
If you use an external SMTP server, we invite you to contact your provider to understand which usage restrictions may be associated to their product.