Mail Settings

If you intend to have notifications sent when an event is booked, you should ensure that email is correctly configured for your server in the events settings page, which is located under the emails tab of your events settings page.

Sender Settings

Some email servers may not use the same email address you’d like users to see in their inbox. You can change the sender details of this email by modifying the Notification sender name and Notification sender address options in your email settings. Note that some email servers will not allow you to change the sender details and will always override it with the default mailbox address/name.

Mail Sending Method

By default, Events Manager will attempt to use the default PHP mail function. However, there are various other options you can use:

SMTP (recommended). Use another service to send emails, e.g. gmail or a private email server. See below for further required settings for SMTP

PHP Mail .(Default) Uses the PHP mail() function. If this does not work, please contact your hosting provider.

WP Mail. Use the same mechanism used by WordPress to send emails. Useful if integrating with other mailing plugins such as MailPress.

SMTP Settings Gmail Example

You can use another email server, such as Google Mail or Apps accounts. Following the Google example, here is what you would need to set up a Gmail account.

  • Notification sender address – Should be the same as your gmail/apps address (may cause problems if not).
  • Mail sending port- 465
  • Mail sending method – SMTP
  • Use SMTP authentication? – Yes
  • SMTP Host – ssl://
  • SMTP username - your full acount username (e.g. or
  • SMTP password – your google account password

Test Your Setttings

Once you’ve added your settings, you can test these settings before saving by clicking the ‘Test Email Settings’ button. A test email will be sent to your account email.

Be sure to check your spam folder if you don’t receive anything. If you still don’t receive anything, yet you’re getting a successful result, try using another mail transport that you can be sure is reliable, such as SMTP and Gmail.

Configure Your Automated Emails

Now that you’ve successfully set up your emails, you can configure the content of the emails sent by Events Manager.

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