Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

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Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by joshuapbell » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:51 pm

I wasn't sure where to put this, but I am sure someone will find it helpful.

Here are the proper settings to use gmail as your email server. (refer to the screenshot that is attached.)

1. Go to global configuration and select server

We will be changing a few options in the "Mail Settings" section.

2. Set "Mailer" to SMTP Server.
3. "Mail From" will be your_username@gmail.com.
4. Set "From Name" to whatever you want. Mine is currently "Test Site".
5. "Sendmail Path" requires no changes.
6. Set "SMTP Authentication" to yes.
7. "SMTP Username" will again be your_username@gmail.com.
8. "SMTP Password" will be yourpassword
9. "SMTP Host" is gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com

With these settings you should be able to successfully send emails via your gmail account through the various applications that Joomla uses. (example: Contact forms. registeration).

Hopefully someone will find this useful.
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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by dattard » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:50 pm

Nice, simple tutorial which should be beneficial to a lot of people out there. I've used this as an addition to my Joomla Tips and Tricks section of my website (linked below).
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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by thanathos » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:09 pm

Hi, thanks for the info.
I tried this but it doesn't works for me. I got a "SMTP Error! Could not connect to SMTP host." message.
Have you tried this? Did it worked on your Joomla installation?
Weird thing is that I saw some threads about hacks to the core Joomla needed to use gmail accounts, because gmail uses SSL for authentication not the standard SMTP port. Am I missing some details?
I'll keep trying to get any mail account to work, thanks!

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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by thanathos » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:56 pm

thanathos wrote: I'll keep trying to get any mail account to work, thanks!
Hi, well, I solved the problem of sending emails with gmail using this info http://forum.joomla.org/viewtopic.php?f ... +SMTP+host that uses this patch http://baylinux.com/index.php?option=co ... &Itemid=58
Now I have the problem of not getting the copy of the mail sent using the contact form but this is another question. Thanks!

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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by cutescar2nis » Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:21 am

by the way, will this work for 2 different emails but these are under the GMAIL SMTP? hope to get a message soon... thanks... i'll be using it for chronoforms, it's working but i'd like to know what if i have 2 forms that i wish to be sent in 2 different email addresses... i hope i'm easy to understand...

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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by tronghuan » Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:33 am

Thank you so much,

That is my problem, and I try to solve it about 2 week not success. It work fine after reading your thead

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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by 6untur » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:31 am

thank's for the tutorial, but i think it's will setting from the first instalation
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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

Post by cutescar2nis » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:42 am

this just helps you modify the mail settings for joomla if you've made an error during the initial installment. it still works!!!

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Re: Enabling gmail to send emails (tutorial)

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