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wyldmanm
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Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by wyldmanm » Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:50 pm

I have recently setup this board for our gaming community and am having
difficulty in getting mass email to function:

Your board's URL: http://www.adultgamingexperience.com/forum/index.php
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MODs you have installed: none
When the problem started: since installation
Your level of expertise (be honest): just enough knowledge to get myself
into trouble ;)
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E-mail error» EMAIL/SMTP
/forum/adm/index.php

Could not connect to smtp host : 110 : Connection timed out

<b>[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice</b>: in file
<b>/includes/functions_messenger.php</b> on line <b>846</b>: <b>fsockopen()
[<a href='function.fsockopen'>function.fsockopen</a>]: unable to connect to
smtp.gmail.com:465 (Connection timed out)</b><br />

I have attempted to use port 110,465, and 597 as per gmail help
suggestions, any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank You

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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by bolverk » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:30 pm

Does the board successfully send out individual emails using the smtp setup you have?

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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:56 pm

wyldmanm wrote:I have recently setup this board for our gaming community and am having
difficulty in getting mass email to function:

Your board's URL: http://www.adultgamingexperience.com/forum/index.php
Version of phpBB3:3.0
Was this a fresh install or a(n) update/upgrade/conversion (please be
specific)? Fresh
If update, what package(s) did you use? N/A
Did you use an automated wizard provided by your host to install phpBB?
N/A
MODs you have installed: none
When the problem started: since installation
Your level of expertise (be honest): just enough knowledge to get myself
into trouble ;)
Template(s) used: Custom (apologies – will have to research exact name)
Language(s) used: English
Version of PHP used: 5.2.6
Database and version used: mysql 5.0.45
Test account*: Info sent to marshalrusty


E-mail error» EMAIL/SMTP
/forum/adm/index.php

Could not connect to smtp host : 110 : Connection timed out

<b>[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice</b>: in file
<b>/includes/functions_messenger.php</b> on line <b>846</b>: <b>fsockopen()
[<a href='function.fsockopen'>function.fsockopen</a>]: unable to connect to
smtp.gmail.com:465 (Connection timed out)</b><br />

I have attempted to use port 110,465, and 597 as per gmail help
suggestions, any help would be greatly appreciated
Thank You
Have u entered the SMTP address for Gmail correctly it should be something like this.

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ssl://smtp.gmail.com
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wyldmanm
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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by wyldmanm » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:33 pm

I have not attempted individual emails - will try today


Does the smtp require the ssl:// ??

I simply use smtp.gmail.com

Will give it a go on both of your feedback thank you

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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by COD3M4ST3R-X » Tue Feb 10, 2009 8:36 pm

wyldmanm wrote:I have not attempted individual emails - will try today


Does the smtp require the ssl:// ??

I simply use smtp.gmail.com

Will give it a go on both of your feedback thank you
yes it is required correct it.
Tht would solve your problem. :D
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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by wyldmanm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:02 am

No Luck :(

Same error if attempting individual, multiple, or groups, with or without ssl, atepted various ports, have also attempted to reset package size from 50 to 0 , and every type of Authentication method

'bout to lose my mind :?

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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by bolverk » Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:12 am

Have you confirmed with your webhost that they are not blocking the gmail SMTP ports at their firewall? If you don't mind revealing it, who is your hosting company? There are several that do block this.

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Re: Difficulty setting up mass email

Post by wyldmanm » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:36 am

I had placed a phone call and confirmed - is there any way to check?
I have also attempted to us my provider email and forward to gmail with no luck

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