I'm totally new to civicrm, so I'd appreciate the simplest answer possible :)
Here's my goal: to send mass emails through civicrm, to certain mailing list groups.
Here's the problem: I can't even send test emails to myself!
Here's what I did:
1.Admin> System Settings> outbound mail> SMTP: I tried three different configurations with three different email systems. CiviCRM insisted that all the settings I tried were incorrect. I confirmed with the email providers that the information I was using was correct.
2. Admin> Civi Mail> Email Accounts: I don't seem to be able to modify or delete any account I added to that list. I have absolutely no idea if it's required for sending email, or for just reading bounce emails. I'm not sure if it should be the same account used for outbound mail. 3. From Email addresses: I added the address I used for Outbound Mail, but it didn't work.
My questions is, what's the simplest way to configure civicrm for mass emailing?