One of the most outstanding features of Odoo is mail. We can directly send emails to the customers from the Odoo itself, no need to log in your Gmail account separately, all we need is to configure Odoo mail server successfully.
Configuring the Outgoing Mail Server in Odoo
Make sure that the add-on fetch mail is installed.
Login as admin as only he has the access to settings and configuration
Settings/Technical/Email/Outgoing Mail Servers.
You will get a form to fill details like this:
Give field values as shown in the screenshot
SMTP Server: smtp.gmail.com
Connection Security: SSL/TLS
Username: Your mail account
Password: Password of your email account
Priority: The lower the number higher the priority
SMTP Port: The port of your SMTP server
click on test connection if testing is successful you will get a connection success full message
Configuring the Incoming Mail Server in Odoo
Settings/Technical/Email/Incoming Mail Servers.
You will get a form like this:
Server Type: You can choose for POP, IMAP and local here. POP is the most used one and is used for getting emails from the server to a client.
Server Name: The name for the server. (pop.gmail.com)
Port: The port of the server.
SSL/TLS: Check this to encrypt messages
Username: Your e-mail id
Password: The password of your e-mail