Setting magento 1.9 to send emails

How can i set magento 1.9 to send emails using the settings from my email hosting provider? Where are the settings in magento in order to fill in the email account details?

Does this require a separate plugin and mail sending service?

Hi @Davroid.

Magento 1.9 SMTP Protocol options aren’t great to be fair. On my old 1.9 builds, I used to install and used Aschroder_SMTPPro.

SMTP Pro is the best free, open source SMTP solution for Magento. It gives merchants complete control of custom SMTP server settings for sending magento emails and includes pre-configuration for popular services such as gmail and google apps.

Features at a glance:

  1. Trusted for 5 years and over 30,000 downloads
  2. Custom SMTP server support in your Magento store
  3. Outbound email logging
  4. Debug logging
  5. Developer Friendly
  6. Handy table of compatible email service providers

It’s free and you can find it here.

Edit: Just for reference, I’m using this module for M2.

Edit 2: I’ve changed to this Ebizmarts module for SMTP (Mandrill) on M2. I was having problems with the Mageplaza module I mentioned above.