- Plesk for Linux
- Plesk for Windows
How to use external an SMTP server in Plesk?
Note: This guide is intended for Plesk administrators. If you are a domain owner, please contact your service provider for assistance.
Setting up external SMTP server in Plesk for Linux
In Plesk, go to Tools & Settings > Updates and Upgrades.
On the Updates and Upgrades page, click Add/Remove Components.
On the Add/Remove Components page, expand Mail hosting and select MSMTP (relay only).
Note: If local mail server is installed, it will be removed along with other mail components like Mailman, SpamAssassin, Dovecot.
Click Continue to begin the installation.
Once the component is installed, go to Tools & Settings > External SMTP Server.
Select Allow Plesk to send email notifications through this SMTP server to make notifications be sent via the external SMTP server.
Specify external SMTP server settings and click OK.
Setting up external SMTP server in Plesk for Windows Server
In Plesk, go to Tools & Settings > External SMTP Server.
Uncheck the setting Use the mail server installed with Plesk and the default mail account created by Plesk.
Specify external SMTP server settings.