The settings in this section determine how CS-Cart or Multi-Vendor will send email messages and notifications.

The three available options are:

  • Via an external SMTP server;
  • Via the PHP mail() function;
  • Via Sendmail (a popular email routing facility).

If you want to use an external SMTP server, specify connection details. If you want to use Sendmail, specify the absolute path to the executable file. If you choose to use the PHP mail() function, emails will be sent directly from the script.


Starting with CS-Cart 4.6.1, you can specify different SMTP server settings for each storefront: just choose the storefront in the top left corner of the page, enter the settings, and click Save.