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  • How to use Gmail for SMTP?

    Is anyone else doing this?

    I've put in the settings and sent emails. But they don't come through.

    Is there a log file or a way to see errors fro vBulletin during this process?

    I'm trying to troubleshoot it but I don't see any problems or errors.

    thanks!
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    I don't know how to set up Google SMTP, but you can set up vB to log all emails to a file here:

    Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Error Handling & Logging -> Log sent eMails to a File
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
      I don't know how to set up Google SMTP, but you can set up vB to log all emails to a file here:

      Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Error Handling & Logging -> Log sent eMails to a File
      Thanks.

      In the error log I see:
      Failed: Unable to connect to SMTP server

      Might be a problem with my gmail. I'm using Google Apps. I'll keep trying things.

      Anyone else got this working??
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      • #4
        I've now tried it with a regular gmail account and I still get the same message.

        Any other ideas?
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        • #5
          You have to contact Google about this.
          Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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          • #6
            Thanks
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Steve Machol View Post
              You have to contact Google about this.
              They just replied! They say they don't support making vBulletin work, to ask you guys!

              So anyone else tried this?
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              • #8
                Essentially this has nothing to do with vB. You are trying to use an outside SMTP server. You have to enter the correct info for that server, your server most allow access to the server, and you must have permissions to use that SMTP server. If all of those conditions exist, then it will work. If not, then it won't.

                So either you do not have Gmail's permission to use their SMTP server, your hosr is blocking this acces or you are using the wrong info. Either way this is something you will need to work out with them. Sorry.
                Steve Machol, former vBulletin Customer Support Manager (and NOT retired!)
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