Zoho SMTP Setup

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This is very useful to send automated emails with a custom domain, for example, notifications@tobydevlin.com - my notifications email I get things like Open Media Vault SMTP notifications and, eventually, client notifications if they need to interact with tobydevlin.com services.

The first step of this tutorial is to set up a Zoho email, potentially with a custom domain, by following this page.

The Settings

  1. You'll need an email user, I did this by adding a new user in the admin screen. Provide it with a password and log in with as the new user (or do this with your main user)
  2. Head to the "My Account" page then the security > app passwords page.
  3. Create a new App Password and make a note of it.
  4. Now you can set up an SMTP connection using the SMTP details that Zoho provides.

These boil down to:

  • Outgoing Server Name: smtp.zoho.eu
  • Port: 587
  • Security Type: TLS
  • Username: '<your mail address>'
  • Password: The app password you noted earlier

Here is the example from Open Media Vault: