How can I use my own SMTP settings with EverWeb's contact form?

The Contact Form Advanced in EverWeb 2.1 lets you use your own SMTP settings to send email which significantly improves the chances that you will properly receive form submissions.

Important: To help improve reliablity of your contact form, use the same SMTP settings for the email address you want the form submissions to go to.

Your SMTP options are provided by your web hosting provider and are the same settings you use in your email client to send emails. There are 3 options you can use;

1. EverWeb + Hosting email account
2. Your web hosting providers SMTP details (you must verify your settings with them)
3. Gmail SMTP settings from your gmail account

1. EverWeb + Hosting email account

  1. Make sure that you have created your email account already
  2. Get your SMTP details from section 3 here
  3. Enter your SMTP settings in the Inspector->Widget Settings (last button) while the contact form is selected
  4. Publish your website
2. Your web hosting providers SMTP details (you must verify your settings with them)

  1. Make sure you have already set up your email account with your web hosting provider
  2. Verify your SMTP settings with your web hosting provider
  3. Enter your SMTP settings in the Inspector->Widget Settings (last button) while the contact form is selected
  4. Publish your website

3. Gmail SMTP settings from your gmail account (We don't recommend this because gmail has extra security features that may prevent this from working. If your emails don't send, please try your own SMTP details listed above)


If you have a @gmail.com address you can use these settings for your SMTP server

Server: smtp.gmail.com
Username: your @gmail.com email address
Password: your @gmail.com password
Port: 587
Security: tls

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