How to get smtp emails working with Joomla 1.0 and 1.5 on 1&1 servers

Lots of people have problems with the email settings/coniguration for Joomla to be used with 1&1 servers. Here are the settings you need to put in Joomla to gett it running correctly with 1&1.

Log on to the Joomla adminstrator backend and click on the icon which says "Global Configuration".

Now click the Server tab. You will see on the right a section callled "Mail Settings"

Here are the setting for the 1&1 servers you should add to that section.

For Joomla installed with www.1&1.com:

mailer: php mail function
mail from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
from name: <this is a name which will appear on emails sent OUT>
SMTP Authentication: No
SMTP Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SMTP Password: <password>
SMTP Host: smtp.1and1.com

For Joomla installed with www.1&1.es (Spanish 1&1):

mailer: php mail function
mail from: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
from name: <this is a name which will appear on emails sent OUT>
SMTP Authentication: No
SMTP Username: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SMTP Password: <password>
SMTP Host: smtp.1and1.com

I won't go through all the countries, I expect that 1&1 has specific servers for different countries. You would probably just need to change the SMTP host depending on which country you are in. The right form should be smtp.1and1.xyz -replace "xyz" with the normal ending for domains from your country. If that does not work, try smtp.1and1.com

Also don't ask me why to connect with 1&1 servers, you Joomla must be set to "php mail function" (and not smtp) because honestly I have no idea, it just works that's the most important thing isn't it?

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