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Category: Joomla
Published: 25 November 2017
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Change Joomla 3 From Email Address For User And Registration Notifications


The following shows how to change the From email address and the From display name shown by emails your website sends out to users and for new user registrations.

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For reference, this article consumed about 1.5 hours to create.


  1. Login to Joomla control panel.

  2. Select from System menu, Global Configuration.

  3. Click on Server tab.

  4. Scroll down and look to the right side under Mail Settings.

  5. Change contents of "The From" field to the email address you want to be displayed when a system email goes out to users; including new registrations.
  6. Click on Save & Close button back near top left of page.
  7. Done.

Optionally, you can use the Send Test Email button below the Mail Settings to send an automated test email immediately by pushing that button, and the test email gets sent to the email address you put.  This just tests that your server email is working with your joomla site and emails are going out and you get to examine an email that is received from the server.  The test email will have the same From and To email addresses showing.

Makes sure that the email address you assign is an active email address before making use of it.

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