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Option 3: How to set up a custom SMTP server
Option 3: How to set up a custom SMTP server

Option 3: Why and how to set up a custom SMTP server?

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Written by Jean-Malo
Updated over a week ago

When sending an email you have the choice to send emails using your own dedicated SMTP server. An SMTP server is a mail server that you can use to send an email.

We recommend this solution if you're already using Mailgun for sending emails or are using Yahoo, Hotmail, and iCloud domains as they do not allow you to specify SPF/DKIM records. However, note that no tracking will be available.

Step 1

In the Deliverability section of your Settings, click on "Connect to your SMTP server"

Step 2

Complete the required fields to set up the SMTP server.

Domain name: which is the domain that Upflow will send the reminders from.
If your email address is [email protected], then you should add as the domain name.

Then the credentials to use to connect to your SMTP server: User name, Password, Host, and Port. As well as specifying if you want to connect with SSL/TLS.

Step 3

Then you simply need to Save those fields, while saving we are going to make sure that we can properly access your server. Once the records are saved, all the emails will be sent from your own address email.

I clicked on Configure your DNS instead of Connect to your SMTP server...

... and entered my domain. How can I come back to the menu and click on the right button?

If you need to come back to the menu or delete the pending domain and start over, click here:

And click on the Confirm button!

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