Your OpenCart site has the ability to send emails through the Dashboard when you are on an InMotion web hosting plan. This is a great feature that allows you to email customers about new items added to your website, promotions you may be running, or anything else you wish. If you already have configured the mail settings or followed the steps in this page to configure your mail settings for OpenCart you can send emails.
- Log into your OpenCart Dashboard
- Go to System > Settings
- Select your Store Name by checking the box next to it and select “Edit” in the far right
Click on the Mail tab
- Fill in the settings as needed. Normally you will simply leave the mail protocol set to “Mail“. If you are use the “Mail” protocol you do not need to fill in any settings below beyond the defaults. If you use the “SMTP” protocol you will need to fill in the settings below:
Mail Parameters Enter your email address with “-f” in front of it. Example: -email@example.com SMTP Host This is the email server host name. InMotion customers most often will use the format mail.example.com where example.com is replaced with your domain name. SMTP Username This is the full email address of the account you wish to use. Example: firstname.lastname@example.org SMTP Password The password for the email account used in the SMTP Username field. SMTP Port Port number used for connection. Typically 25 or 587. SMTP Timeout The tiem (in seconds) allowed before the connection times out. New Order Email Alert Send a email to the store owner when a new order is created. New Account Email Alert Send a email to the store owner when a new account is registered. Additional Alert Emails Any additional emails you want to receive the alert email, in addition to the main store email. Separate email addresses with commas.
- Click “Save” in the upper right corner
If you need further assistance please feel free to post a question on our support center.