Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

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Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:10 am

Sorry if this is already posted.

Failures:
1) Other SMTP servers like Gmail won't work with Godaddy Shared Hosting
2) PHP Mail, sendmail and SMTP using relay server relay-hosting.secureserver.net with port 25 causes 15 to 90 min delay

My working setup:
1) Create a free email account for your domain
2) Find the relay server of the free email account

Joomla Mail Settings

Mailer:SMTP
From Email:yourmail@yourdomain.com
From Name:your name
Sendmail Path:/usr/sbin/sendmail
SMTP Authentication:Yes
SMTP Security:None
SMTP Port:80
SMTP Username:yourmail@yourdomain.com
SMTP Password:yourmailpassword
SMTP Host:find it in your mail setup (My server is smtpout.asia.secureserver.net)

Your mails will be delivered immediately but the 250-mails-per-day limit still applies.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by tek0011 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:37 pm

Thank you! These settings have got rid of my delay, after i switched from the old SMTP port 25 and the relay-hosting.xx.xx

However 250 a day wont help me. Is their max 1000 if you purchase? Im wondering if I can pay to allow unlimited. hope so.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:58 pm

Virtual and Dedicated plans have 1000 relays per day limit. Additional 50 relays per day per month costs around 3 USD.

If they allow third party SMTP server connections no one will use their Email plans. That's why they are blocking it. Compared to Google and other companies, giving free emails with massive storage, unlimited relays and other features, GoDaddy's email plans are pathetic.

I'm planning a workaround for this problem. My idea is to host a PHP application in a server where SMTP connections are allowed and call this application from GoDaddy sites. If anybody have better ideas, other than moving out from GoDaddy, post here.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:33 pm

Found something.

Elastic Email's REST API allows you to use their SMTP relay server via HTTP. We can use their API instead of writing and hosting one.

Take a look. http://elasticemail.com/api-documentation/send

Drupal has elastic_email module. http://drupal.org/project/elastic_email

I don't know if Joomla has one. May be I should write one.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:52 pm


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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by Jack_the_Monkey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:05 pm

Hello. It looks as though we are all encountering the same problems with Godaddy email speeds.

I have read lots of complaints on the Godaddy forums, and also found the solution of using elasticmail. I found your post in search of how I might set up the configuration to use this relay service with either Global Configuration, or Acymailing, or both. Can anyone shed some light?

Also, I tried your settings at the top, and I cannot get that to work either. I suspect I am just a little off somewhere. I keep getting the 'SMTP Error! Could not authenticate' error when I try testing the 'Contact Us' form. Any clues?

Thanks
Last edited by Jack_the_Monkey on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:11 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:10 pm

Please post your configuration.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by Jack_the_Monkey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:14 pm

Mailer:SMTP
From Email:mymail@mydomain.com
From Name:my name
Sendmail Path:/usr/sbin/sendmail
SMTP Authentication:Yes
SMTP Security:None
SMTP Port:80
SMTP Username:mymail@mydomain.com
SMTP Password:mymailpassword (password I use to access inbox, etc. through workspace)
SMTP Host:smtpout.secureserver.net) (in the US)

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:22 pm

I don't have a clue. Better check the SMTP server URL in mail settings.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by Jack_the_Monkey » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:27 pm

Thank you for the quick reply.

Please let me/us know if you figure out how to use elasticmail with Joomla (REST API), or if you write a module that would facilitate. Good luck with those endeavors, and thanks again.

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:33 pm

mailsettings.png
I've attached a screenshot of mail settings where you can find the server URL. Hope it helps. Thank You for your wishes.
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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by palden » Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Thank you very much !! it works for me right away !! here is my setting.
Joomla 2.5.2 , VM 2.0.2,

Mailer:SMTP
From Email:yourmail@yourdomain.com
From Name:your name
Sendmail Path:/usr/sbin/sendmail
SMTP Authentication:Yes
SMTP Security:None
SMTP Port:80
SMTP Username:yourmail@yourdomain.com
SMTP Password:yourmailpassword
SMTP Host:smtpout.asia.secureserver.net

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Re: Godaddy Delayed Mail Work Around [Solved]

Post by rkprasad » Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:43 pm

I'm glad, it worked for you.


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