MAIL settings

The following configuration variables can be used to configure settings for the sending mails by TYPO3:

Note

The configuration values listed here are keys in the global PHP array $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL'].

This variable can be set in one of the following files:

format

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['format']
Type

dropdown

Default

'both'

AllowedValues
html

Send emails only in HTML format

txt

Send emails only in plain text format

both

Send emails in HTML and plain text format

The Mailer API allows to send out templated emails, which can be configured on a system-level to send out HTML-based emails or plain text emails, or emails with both variants.

layoutRootPaths

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['layoutRootPaths']
Type

array

Default
[
   0 => 'EXT:core/Resources/Private/Layouts/',
   10 => 'EXT:backend/Resources/Private/Layouts/'
]

List of paths to look for layouts for templated emails. Should be specified as .txt and .html files.

partialRootPaths

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['partialRootPaths']
Type

array

Default
[
   0 => 'EXT:core/Resources/Private/Partials/',
   10 => 'EXT:backend/Resources/Private/Partials/'
]

List of paths to look for partials for templated emails. Should be specified as .txt and .html files.

templateRootPaths

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['templateRootPaths']
Type

array

Default
[
   0 => 'EXT:core/Resources/Private/Templates/Email/',
   10 => 'EXT:backend/Resources/Private/Templates/Email/'
]

List of paths to look for template files for templated emails. Should be specified as .txt and .html files.

validators

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['validators']
Type

array

Default

[\Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\RFCValidation::class]

List of validators used to validate an email address.

Available validators are:

  • \Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\DNSCheckValidation

  • \Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\SpoofCheckValidation

  • \Egulias\EmailValidator\Validation\NoRFCWarningsValidation

or by implementing a custom validator.

transport

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport']
Type

text

Default

'sendmail'

smtp

Sends messages over the (standardized) Simple Message Transfer Protocol. It can deal with encryption and authentication. Most flexible option, requires a mail server and configurations in transport_smtp_* settings below. Works the same on Windows, Unix and MacOS.

sendmail

Sends messages by communicating with a locally installed MTA - such as sendmail. See setting transport_sendmail_command bellow.

dsn

Sends messages with the Symfony mailer, see Symfony mailer documentation. Configure this mailer with the [MAIL][dsn] setting.

mbox

This doesnt send any mail out, but instead will write every outgoing mail to a file adhering to the RFC 4155 mbox format, which is a simple text file where the mails are concatenated. Useful for debugging the mail sending process and on development machines which cannot send mails to the outside. Configure the file to write to in the transport_mbox_file setting below

classname

Custom class which implements Swift_Transport. The constructor receives all settings from the MAIL section to make it possible to add custom settings.

transport_smtp_server

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_server']
Type

text

Default

'localhost:25'

only with transport=smtp serverport of mailserver to connect to. port defaults to "25".

transport_smtp_domain

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_domain']
Type

text

Default

''

Some smtp-relay-servers require the domain to be set from which the sender is sending an email. By default, the EsmtpTransport from Symfony will use the current domain/IP of the host or container. This will be sufficient for most servers, but some servers require that a valid domain is passed. If this isn't done, sending emails via such servers will fail.

Setting a valid SMTP domain can be achieved by setting transport_smtp_domain in the LocalConfiguration.php. This will set the given domain to the EsmtpTransport agent and send the correct EHLO-command to the relay-server.

Configuration Example for GSuite:

typo3conf/LocalConfiguration.php
 return [
     //....
     'MAIL' => [
         'defaultMailFromAddress' => 'webserver@example.org',
         'defaultMailFromName' => 'SYSTEMMAIL',
         'transport' => 'smtp',
         'transport_sendmail_command' => ' -t -i ',
         'transport_smtp_domain' => 'example.org',
         'transport_smtp_encrypt' => '',
         'transport_smtp_password' => '',
         'transport_smtp_server' => 'smtp-relay.gmail.com:587',
         'transport_smtp_username' => '',
     ],
     //....
 ];

transport_smtp_stream_options

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_stream_options']
Type

bool

Default

false

only with transport=smtp Sets additional stream options.

Configuration Example:

typo3conf/AdditionalConfiguration.php
 return [
     //....
     'MAIL' => [
         'transport' => 'smtp',
         'transport_sendmail_command' => ' -t -i ',
         'transport_smtp_server' => 'localhost:1025',
         'transport_smtp_stream_options' => [
             'ssl' => [
                 'verify_peer' => false,
                 'verify_peer_name' => false,
             ]
         ],
     ],
     //....
 ];

transport_smtp_encrypt

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_encrypt']
Type

bool

Default

false

only with transport=smtp Connects to the server using SSL/TLS (disables STARTTLS which is used by default if supported by the server). Must not be enabled when connecting to port 587, as servers will use STARTTLS (inner encryption) via SMTP instead of SMTPS. It will automatically be enabled if port is 465.

transport_smtp_username

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_username']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=smtp If your SMTP server requires authentication, enter your username here.

transport_smtp_password

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_password']
Type

password

Default

''

only with transport=smtp If your SMTP server requires authentication, enter your password here.

transport_smtp_restart_threshold

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_restart_threshold']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=smtp Sets the maximum number of messages to send before re-starting the transport.

transport_smtp_restart_threshold_sleep

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_restart_threshold_sleep']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=smtp Sets the number of seconds to sleep between stopping and re-starting the transport.

transport_smtp_ping_threshold

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_smtp_ping_threshold']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=smtp Sets the minimum number of seconds required between two messages, before the server is pinged. If the transport wants to send a message and the time since the last message exceeds the specified threshold, the transport will ping the server first (NOOP command) to check if the connection is still alive. Otherwise the message will be sent without pinging the server first.

Note

Do not set the threshold too low, as the SMTP server may drop the connection if there are too many non-mail commands (like pinging the server with NOOP).

transport_sendmail_command

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_sendmail_command']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=sendmail The command to call to send a mail locally.

transport_mbox_file

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_mbox_file']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=mbox The file where to write the mails into. This file will be conforming the mbox format described in RFC 4155. It is a simple text file with a concatenation of all mails. Path must be absolute.

transport_spool_type

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_spool_type']
Type

text

Default

''

file

Messages get stored to the file system till they get sent through the command swiftmailerspoolsend.

memory

Messages get send at the end of the running process.

classname

Custom class which implements the Swift_Spool interface.

transport_spool_filepath

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['transport_spool_filepath']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport_spool_type=file Path where messages get temporarily stored. Ensure that this is stored outside of your webroot.

dsn

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['dsn']
Type

text

Default

''

only with transport=dsn The DSN configuration of the Symfony mailer (for example smtp://userpass@smtp.example.org:25). Symfony provides different mail transports like SMTP, sendmail or many 3rd party email providers like AWS SES, Gmail, MailChimp, Mailgun and more. You can find all supported providers in the Symfony mailer documentation.

Set [MAIL][dsn] to the configuration value described in the Symfony mailer documentation (see above).

Examples:

  • $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['dsn'] = "smtp://user:pass@smtp.example.org:25"

  • $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['dsn'] = "sendmail://default"

defaultMailFromAddress

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['defaultMailFromAddress']
Type

text

Default

''

This default email address is used when no other "from" address is set for a TYPO3-generated email. You can specify an email address only (for example 'info@example.org)'.

defaultMailFromName

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['defaultMailFromName']
Type

text

Default

''

This default name is used when no other "from" name is set for a TYPO3-generated email.

defaultMailReplyToAddress

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['defaultMailReplyToAddress']
Type

text

Default

''

This default email address is used when no other "reply-to" address is set for a TYPO3-generated email. You can specify an email address only (for example 'info@example.org').

defaultMailReplyToName

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['MAIL']['defaultMailReplyToName']
Type

text

Default

''

This default name is used when no other "reply-to" name is set for a TYPO3-generated email.