Set up a mail session for the Confluence distribution to use Gmail as follows:
- Stop Confluence.
- Move (don't copy) activation-1.0.2.jar and mail-1.4.1.jar from <confluence-install>/confluence/WEB-INF/lib to <confluence-install>/lib.
Note: The version numbers on these jar files may vary, but that should not matter. As of Confluence 5.2.3, activation-1.0.2.jar no longer exists, and does not need to be moved or downloaded
Add the following to your server.xml file found in <confluence-install>/conf/ (add it just before the </Context> tag):
- Restart Confluence.
Choose the cog icon at top right of the screen, then choose Confluence Admin.
- Choose Mail Servers.
- Choose either Edit an existing configuration, or Add a new SMTP mail server.
Edit the server settings as necessary, and set the JNDI Location as:
Note that the JNDI Location is case sensitive and must match the resource name specified in server.xml.
- Submit, and send a test email.