Setting Up a Mail Session for the Confluence Distribution
The simplest way to set up a mail server through the Confluence Administration console. See Configuring a Server for Outgoing Mail.
If you want to add different options or parameters you can also set up a mail session for the Confluence distribution. In the example below we'll set up Gmail.
To set up a mail session for the Confluence distribution:
- Stop Confluence.
- Move (don't copy)
<confluence-install>\lib(x.x.x. represents the version numbers on the jar files in your installation).
Don't leave a renamed backup of the jar files in
\confluence\WEB-INF\lib. Even with a different file name, the files will still be loaded as long as it remains in the directory.
<confluence-install>\conf\server.xmlfile and add the following, just before the
- Restart Confluence.
Go to > General Configuration > 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.
- Save your changes and send a test email.
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