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    I seem to have gotten this to work, so I've edited this out.
    Last edited by bmc; Sat 21st Apr '07, 12:44pm. Reason: I got it to work properly
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    I am not aware of them allowing their SMTP server to be used like this, but this is something you will need to contact gmail about.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      I am not aware of them allowing their SMTP server to be used like this, but this is something you will need to contact gmail about.
      I found this vBulletin Help Document, modified the settings to match that picture, and it worked!

      http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...ons_email_smtp
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      • #4
        I stand corrected. I'm still surprised the gmail allows this.
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        • #5
          How is using gmail for your outgoing forum emails working out for you?

          Also, I'm trying to set it up and I get this message:
          Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to tls://smtp.gmail.com:465 (Unable to find the socket transport "tls" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?) in /includes/class_mail.php on line 536

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          • #6
            SonuÁlar The mailing function returned an error while trying to send the mail. The following errors were outputted by PHP when attempting to send mail:


            Warning: fsockopen(): php_network_getaddresses: getaddrinfo failed: Temporary failure in name resolution in /includes/class_mail.php on line 604

            Warning: fsockopen(): unable to connect to smtp.gmail.com:465 in /includes/class_mail.php on line 604

            Warning: Unable to connect to SMTP server in /includes/class_mail.php on line 586
            i have got this error too
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            • #7
              That is a server and DNS issue. You need to contact the host of the SMTP server you are using.
              Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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              • #8
                I use the gmail method for my VB emailing and it works very nice. However, when i receive contact emails they are all send from that gmail account and can no be replied on.

                It sucks as sometimes someone asks a question and all you wan to is reply. instead the reply email reads [email protected] @ myforumname

                So then i have to copy that info and clean it up and then email the person. big pain in the but when i had email send within my server it worked fine.

                Is that the same for other gmail users?

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                • #9
                  anyone?

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                  • #10
                    i get this error
                    Code:
                    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: php_network_getaddresses: gethostbyname failed in \includes\class_mail.php on line 604
                     
                    Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to [email protected]:465 in \includes\class_mail.php on line 604
                     
                    Warning: Unable to connect to SMTP server in \includes\class_mail.php on line 586
                    what to tell the server admin to do ?
                    thank you !

                    i have open ssl enabled
                    Last edited by samiro; Tue 25th Mar '08, 4:50am.
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                    • #11
                      As per post #7 you need to contact both hosts to troubleshoot this.
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                      • #12
                        sending email via Gmail is not working...
                        i try and try... nothing..
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
                          I stand corrected. I'm still surprised the gmail allows this.
                          Does it?

                          5.3 You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google. You specifically agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services through any automated means (including use of scripts or web crawlers) and shall ensure that you comply with the instructions set out in any robots.txt file present on the Services.


                          This from their generic "terms of use"... Not sure if it applies here. There are sure a lot of resources (bloggers etc) suggesting the user of gmail's smtp server as a "great free service".

                          I just plugged my forum into smtp.gmail.com and am watching my gmail 'sent' box fill up with 20 emails per minute - we'll see how long I can get away with this

                          A tip: Gmail will automatically rewrite your "from" address to your gmail address, UNLESS you go into your gmail account settings, set up a new "send mail as" email, and then set it as "default"
                          Last edited by kontrabass; Thu 8th May '08, 12:38pm.

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                          • #14
                            hii kontrabass
                            thanks 4 the tip
                            i set up a new "send mail as" and make it default..
                            now what i have to put in the outgoing etc....

                            thank you ! i must do this becouse i have problems with my email in my hosting
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                            • #15
                              solved... its work JUST with linux server !
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