Predefined notification profiles

Out of the box, Sitefinity CMS comes with several predefined notification profiles. These profiles come with some of their properties preconfigured to ease you when setting up out of the box or external email services. To configure the properties of any of the predefined profiles, refer to the Notification profile settings instructions provided earlier in this article.

Default

This is the default SMTP notification profile in Sitefinity CMS. Unless you have changed the default notification prpfile globally, or modified the notification settings of a module, all system modules that send out emails and notification use the Default profile.

SendGrid

This profile comes with partially preconfigured details for using SendGrid as your external email service. To complete setting up this notification profile, select the UseAuthentication checkbox and provide your SendGrid SMTP service credentials in the Username and Password textboxes.

NOTE: If you have 2 Factor Authentication (2FA) for your SendGrid account, you must use your API key instead. In the Username textbox put the value apikey. In the Password textbox put the value of your SendGrid API key. For more information refer to the SendGrid integrating with the SMTP API article.

If you are unsure about the values you should use, please contact your website Administrator or email service provider. For more information, refer to the SendGrid SMTP Service documentation.

NOTE: You can integrate SendGrid Web API in Sitefinity CMS and use the full functionality of SendGrid, including bounce tracking and email campaign reports. For more information, see Administration: Configure SendGrid.

Mandrill

This profile comes with partially preconfigured details for using Mandrill as your external email service. To complete setting up this notification profile, select the UseAuthentication checkbox and provide your Mandrill SMTP credentials in the Username and Password textboxes. If you are unsure about the values you should use, please contact your website Administrator or email service provider. For more information, refer to the Where do I find my SMTP credentials article from the Mandrill Knowledge Base.

MailGun

This profile comes with partially preconfigured details for using MailGun as your external email service. To complete setting up this notification profile, select the UseAuthentication checkbox and provide your MailGunSMTP service credentials in the Username and Password textboxes. If you are unsure about the values you should use, please contact your website Administrator or email service provider. For more information, refer to the Where can I find my API Key and SMTP Credentials article from the MailGun Help Center.

Configure other external email services

The predefined notification profiles ease you when setting up out of the box or external email services, and cover some of the popular external email services providers. You can easily configure any other external email service provider with Sitefinity CMS as well. For example, follow the steps below to configure Gmail as your email providers:

  1. Start by following the instructions on the Administration: Configure notification profiles article to create a new notification profile and configure it, or configure an existing one
  2. Populate the following properties of the notification profile
    1. Host  - type in smtp.gmail.com
    2. Port - type in 465. This port is used for connecting to Gmail SMTP server using SSL
    3. UseAuthentication - select this checkbox. Gmail SMTP servers require authentication and you will need to provide your username and password in order to be validated.
    4. Username - type in your full email address
    5. Password - type in your Gmail password
    6. UseSSL - select this checkbox. Gmail SMTP servers require secure connection.
    7. Click Save changes

    If you are unsure about the values you should use, please contact your website Administrator or email service provider. For more information, refer to the Change SMTP & other settings in your email client section from this article on Gmail Help.

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