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Integration with gmail as SMTP Server

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Can it be done, or am I back to looking for other portal software?

Hey All,

First off.. I really like this portal system. It has been easy to work with so far and the site is coming together quickly without me actually having to write any code.

That being said, I am having a difficult time getting e-mail working. I am *NOT* going to setup e-mail on my dedicated server as I pay for google apps.

If I fill in all the correct details for SMTP to google on the SMTP settings area e-mails are still not sent. There are no error messages I can see, there is no way to test this from inside the portal software (that I know of). Also when I go to view the queue of e-mails and try to delete all it never deletes any e-mails, so I have like 40+ e-mails stuck in the queue right now.

Is there a way to make this work with gmail (SSL or TLS SMTP) or am I back to looking for portal software from which to run my website?
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Look for the bettermail addon.


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I went to install the plugin, but get the following:

Cannot create a directory /home/enigmaticgames/www/public_html//sources_custom/Swift-4
.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEncoder/. Please apply full write permissions to the parent directory (/home/enigmaticgames/www/public_html//sources_custom/Swift-
4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime).

I ssh'd into my system and checked and all the correct permissions are applied. Also the path above has // in it between public_html and sources_custom – maybe that is the issue?

There is already a ContentEncoder file in the directory (it looks like it put everything in the right location) As I can remove this file and pres the back button and submit again and it puts this file in that directory.
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That's odd, please try just extraction the addon TAR file manually, that should work fine.


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Problems seems to be with the tar file itself.

snippet below (only some to show what is happpening)


sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEnc
oder
sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEnc
oder/Base64ContentEncoder.php
tar: sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEnc
oder/Base64ContentEncoder.php: Cannot open: Not a directory
sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEnc
oder/PlainContentEncoder.php
tar: sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Mime/ContentEnc
oder/PlainContentEncoder.php: Cannot open: Not a directory
sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/Esmtp
/Auth/CramMd5Authenticator.php
tar: sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/Esmtp
/Auth/CramMd5Authenticator.php: Cannot open: Not a directory
sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/Esmtp
/Auth/LoginAuthenticator.php
tar: sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/Esmtp
/Auth/LoginAuthenticator.php: Cannot open: Not a directory
sources_custom/Swift-4.1.1/lib/classes/Swift/Transport/Esmtp
/Auth/PlainAuthenticator.php
tar: Exiting with failure status due to previous errors

It seems that it is creating some of the directories as actual files instead of directories and as such even extracting the tar itself fails.
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Just done a rebuild, see if this fixes.

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Chris,

Thank you so much, that installed without any issues. Do you know where you go to set this up? It did not change any of the setup fields from what I can tell.. I still have the same fields when I go to input SMTP settings and don't see any kind of configuration page for the addon.

I am quite impressed with the level of support, especially on an addon.
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Hi,

It just supplants the default mailer - fill in those same SMTP fields. It should be smart enough to set the right protocols based upon the SMTP port entered. Was originally tested on gmail and worked at the time.


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It works perfectly, thank  you!
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