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  • Annoying Problem When Sending Email via Google Apps

    Hi,

    I have this very annoying problem that I would like to get fixed when I use Google Apps to send email through my forum.

    I've set it up correctly in the mail settings and the email is sent out properly but when a guest or member sends me email via the Contact Us forum it replaces their email in the From: field with the email address of the forums email address.

    For instance, User Bob opens the contact us page and fills it out and sends me an email. User Bob's email address is userbob@userbob.com

    Well, when I receive this email, it says the email is from forum@myforumdomain.com

    Therefore, I can not simply hit reply and send an email back because I will only be sending myself the email. I have to manually copy the email address and then paste it into the To: field.

    See the screen shot. In the screen shot it says Rocket 442 @ MustangEvolution sent the email and that his email address is forum at mustangevolution.com

    Yet his email address is clearly a gmail.com address as noted by the arrows. Also, you can see the email was sent to forum at mustangevolution.com

    Why is this happening and how can I fix it?
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  • #2
    When a registered user loads the contact form it automatically fills in their email address from their profile. Guests don't have profiles so they need to fill in their own email. Apparently they are not filling in their email.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jake Bunce View Post
      When a registered user loads the contact form it automatically fills in their email address from their profile. Guests don't have profiles so they need to fill in their own email. Apparently they are not filling in their email.
      It is filling in the email. I've tested it by sending email with me logged in and it still doesn't do the From: correctly when I receive it.

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      • #4
        Maybe that is a behavior of your mail server. vBulletin uses that specified email as the from address. I don't know of any other explanation.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jake Bunce View Post
          Maybe that is a behavior of your mail server. vBulletin uses that specified email as the from address. I don't know of any other explanation.
          This is happening on all of my forums that send email out via SMTP using smtp.gmail.com via Google Apps.

          This happens with plugins disable. This happens on a fresh install.

          For some reason vbmail() isn't using the $from correctly as $vbulletin->GPC['email'] always holds the $vbulletin->options['webmasteremail'] even when the email field is populated with a different email address in the form. This issue is very annoying.

          Basically every email that gets sent out from Contact Us is being sent out via forum at mustangevolution.com to forum at mustangevolution.com

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          • #6
            An idea:

            http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m...bleshoot_email

            Admin CP -> vBulletin Options -> Email Options -> Enable "-f" Parameter -> Yes

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            • #7
              Didn't work

              I can't believe no one else is using Google Apps to send out email?

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              • #8
                Going through smtp.gmail.com will this filter out the spam emails?

                Thanks,
                Itworx4me

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                • #9
                  I'm having problems with google apps for months.
                  Im using google apps for my forum , vb mail tested fine , it works on sending out reg activation to free email accounts such as gmail,yahoo, hotmail ect but when a valid email tries and registers no activation email arrives at their inbox.
                  It's not even arriving in spam.
                  The same applies to alert pms or replies , no email alerts work.

                  I also tested contact us on forum page and I get nothing in my google apps.

                  I'm also using phpmotion video script and not activations arrive to legit emails apart from free email accounts.

                  Any ideas what is wrong as it's doing my head in?

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