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Demonknight / 5 Points
2013-05-12 5:28 am EST
Email Troubleshooting
Hi, I am currently using SMTP to send e-mails via my website. Now I want to use Gmail for sending the e-mail. The server for (joomla) is unable to connect to SMTP :, port 465, ssl. Would this functionality be available at your hosting service ?

I do not want to use Godaddy's email system as I dont like the interface and would like to use GMAIL for the emails.

Can you please let me know what is the way I can get it working.

To understand the issue please visit :
This is the error I encounter : SMTP Error! Could not connect to SMTP host

And these are the settings I am using :

Mailer : SMTP
Sendmail Path : /usr/sbin/sendmail
SMTP Authentication : No
SMTP Security : SSL
SMTP Port : 465
SMTP Username :
SMTP Pwd : **********
SMTP Host :

Please advise asap. Thanks.

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12,011 Points
2013-05-13 9:47 am EST
Hello Demonknight,

Thank you for your question. Here is a link to Joomla's official guide on using gmail.

It provides the specific settings to use.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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