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Posted 11 April 2016 - 04:04 PM #1

Is anyone successfully using GMail SMTP server or GMail SMTP relay service for e-mail settings?


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:17 PM #2

I recall some having trouble with gmail a few years back so you might want to do an extensive search.  However, I never understood why one would use an external source rather than their own server.?



 
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:22 PM #3

I recall some having trouble with gmail a few years back so you might want to do an extensive search.  However, I never understood why one would use an external source rather than their own server.?

Thanks. I'll try it.

 

Having GMail for business makes one less thing to worry about. So why not the web site? Servers can change so it's also nice to just separate web site mail from the server as well. Downside is the reason for this thread. : )


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:24 PM #4

Have you taken a look at this kb article? http://kb.cs-cart.com/gmail



 
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:32 PM #5

SMTP host:  tls://smtp.gmail.com

SMTP username: YOUR GMAIL ID

SMTP password: YOUR GMAIL ID PASSWORD

Use Encrypted Connection: TLS

Use SMTP authentication: YES (check this),

 

& save this . it will work.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:39 PM #6

Have you taken a look at this kb article? http://kb.cs-cart.com/gmail

Thanks for link. Yes. Went through it. Followed instructions and made the mail.php file but got a different error message. Hosting support found an error in the script so we changed it to make sense.  Still gave error. We finally just asked hosting support to verify that ssl socket transport was enabled and it was. Still didn't work so we tried smtp-relay.gmail.com:25 without success, but at least check out was completing with error messages rather than freezing. With SMTP relay service the IP is the authentication so I'll next try TLS encryption without authentication, but it seems that this would not really do anything. Only thing I can think of though.


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:48 PM #7

SMTP host:  tls://smtp.gmail.com

SMTP username: YOUR GMAIL ID

SMTP password: YOUR GMAIL ID PASSWORD

Use Encrypted Connection: TLS

Use SMTP authentication: YES (check this),

 

& save this . it will work.

 

Thanks! Will try it. No port?


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:53 PM #8

http://awesomescreen....com/0975s7kf69   reference image url


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 07:14 PM #9

http://awesomescreen....com/0975s7kf69   reference image url

Thanks again! It works with SMTP and I get it. Specifying the protocol in a url before the FQDN eliminates the need to specify port, as the protocol  is mapped to a port on the server. I would guess it should work with smtp relay service in a completely analogous manner:

 

tls://smtp-relay.gmail.com

 

Not sure what to use for authentication or if password is needed, as with smtp relay service authentication is via sending URL. Wondering if setting these for smtp relay server could actually have been causing some of the problems. Since it's working I'll bail out from further experimentation. :mrgreen:


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Posted 21 May 2017 - 11:17 AM #10

For everyone still having problems configuring google apps / gmail smtp correctly, even after doing this: http://kb.cs-cart.com/gmail

 

You have to set google apps so that it accepts less secure apps here:

https://myaccount.go...geId=none&pli=1


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:42 AM #11

For everyone still having problems configuring google apps / gmail smtp correctly, even after doing this: http://kb.cs-cart.com/gmail

 

You have to set google apps so that it accepts less secure apps here:

https://myaccount.go...geId=none&pli=1

I doubt that is anywhere near a sensible option to post here on the forum. Opening up unsecure access is just asking for trouble.



 
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Posted 26 May 2017 - 10:02 AM #12

I doubt that is anywhere near a sensible option to post here on the forum. Opening up unsecure access is just asking for trouble.

 

It's not unsecure (or insecure) access. It's less secure. Same needs to be done for gmail usage with iphone 6 or older, Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird.


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