This blog explains how to configure gmail to send out emails from moodle. Login to Gmail –> Accounts –> Security
In the above screen click “Turn on access”. You will receive an email as below. It states that Access for less secure apps settings has been turned off. You can safely ignore.
Now Login to your moodle installation
Navigate to Dashboard –> Site Adminstration –> Server –> Email –> Outgoing mail Configuration
Enter the following values
SMTP Hosts : smtp.gmail.com:587
SMTP Security: TLS
SMTP Auth Type : Login
SMTP username :<your username>
SMTP Password :< your password>. Now your screen will look like this
Now you have successfully configured the outgoing mail server. To test the outgoing mail server
Navigate to Dashboard –> Site Administration –> Server –> Test outgoing mail server
You will also receive an email in inbox. It will state as follows.
This is a test message to confirm that you have successfully configured your sites outgoing mail
From moodle documentation https://docs.moodle.org/38/en/Email_setup_gmail
- Tested on Moodle 3.8