Configure users setting.
Go to Control Panel > Users
Edit users with assigning them Guest community, and Announcement.
Configure Server Administration (Control Panel > Server Administration)
For outgoing port, use port 2525
Then add this properties in portal-ext.properties
Problem statement and Solution
The current email_body.tmpl is very simple.
Sometimes, we need to modify it so that the message becomes formal (Official).
How to modify email_body.tmpl in Announcements portlet?
In liferay Enterprise Edition (Liferay EE), email_body.tmpl located in folder dependencies.
For those who use liferay Community Edition (Liferay CE), this file can be found in liferay-portal-src-5.2.3
Then we need to do ant deploy in ext-impl. Copy email_body.tmpl and paste in ~/ext/ext-impl/src/com/liferay/portlet/announcements/dependencies
Notes that we need to create folders announcements and dependencies if they not existed.
Go to ~/ext/ext-impl
Then run command: ant deploy
Testing an announcement.
1. Add annoucement portlet in admin page (or any page).
2. Write your announcement.