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This guide helps to setup your SMTP2GO server as Outgoing SMTP Server in cakePHP Framework.

This guide provides a simple script to send an email with both html and text bodies using EmailComponent. To know more about EmailComponent, please click here.

Step 1

Please change the following variables in this guide:

Sender Name: the sender’s name.

sender@example.com: the sender’s email address.

Recipient Name: the recipient’s name.

recipient@example.com: the recipient’s email address.

USERNAME: your SMTP username.

PASSWORD: your SMTP password.

welcome.ctp: the file name of your template.

Step 2

Define the text and html templates in following files respectively:


Step 3

Define the text and html layouts in following files respectively:


Step 4

Add the email component as below in your controller:

var $components = array('Email');

Step 5

Add the following code in your controller:

$this->Email->to = 'Recipient Name';
$this->Email->subject = 'Your Subject';
$this->Email->from = 'Sender Name';
$this->Email->sendAs = 'both'; // both = html + text.
$this->Email->template = 'welcome';
$this->Email->smtpOptions = array(
'port'=>'2525', // 8025, 587 and 25 can also be used. Use Port 465 for SSL.
'host' => 'tls://mail.smtp2go.com',
$this->Email->delivery = 'smtp';
if ($this->Email->send()) {
echo 'Message has been sent.';
} else {
echo $this->Email->smtpError;

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