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I'm using mailsystem and Swift Mailer. Instead of paying for a professional service or self-hosting, I'd like my site email to be sent using my hotmail or another domain I control.

Eg let's say my Drupal domain is mydomain.com. I want the site mail address to be [email protected] or [email protected]

Is this possible and does it need special configuration?

All my attempts to send mail using Outlook's STMP server or myother domain's SMTP service have led to refused connections.

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    Since spammers were using tactics like this one, all mail providers have blocked most third party deliveries. So [email protected] is out of the question. However, @domain.com is allowed only if you add both SPF and DKIM records that effectively say, “allow the server with the IP address of xx.xx.xx.xx to send emails that appear to originate from @other-domain.com.”
    – No Sssweat
    Oct 26, 2019 at 4:24

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It is possible to send email via SMTP using Outlook's SMTP server. Make sure you have set Swiftmailer to send mail via SMTP.

  • SMTP server: smtp-mail.outlook.com or smtp.office365.com
  • Port: 587
  • Encryption: TLS

Use your Hotmail address and password to log in. You'll probably need to enter your Hotmail address under "Configuration" -> "Basic site settings".

Your web hosting provider may block outgoing SMTP ports. Check with their support to make sure.

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