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The Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS) allows custom SMTP relaying for email messaging. This guide will help configure your Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS) to use the SMTP2GO platform.

Full documentation can be found in the Email Setup article of Blackboard’s knowledgebase.

Step 1

Navigate to the Admin Panel. In the Tools and Utilities section, select System Configuration > Email Configuration to get started.

Note: Starting in the Blackboard Learn 9.1 Q2 2017 release, administrators edit email configuration settings in the user interface, rather than editing the settings in the bb-config.properties file. This method also allows you to edit email configuration settings without having to restart your Blackboard Learn environment.

Step 2

In the Mail Server Settings, enter the following:

Server/host name: mail.smtp2go.com

Enable authentication and enter a username and password from your SMTP2GO account’s Sending > SMTP Users section.

Port options:

TLS (also known as STARTTLS) or no encryption: 25, 2525, 8025, 587 and 80.
SSL: 465, 8465 and 443

Step 3

Select Submit when you’re finished so the new server settings take effect.

Integrating Blackboard Learning Management Systems (LMS) with SMTP2GO should be an easy, quick and, hopefully, painless process.

You can access reports directly in your SMTP2GO dashboard, which will help you understand delivery successes and failures, tracking information and many more useful metrics. We’ve written some great articles outlining the features of your SMTP2GO account and we recommend taking the time to see everything we have to offer.

Should you need extra help from our award-winning support team, we are almost always available to assist. You can find support contact details in your SMTP2GO dashboard and information about retrieving your support PIN here.

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