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Posted on 2010-11-28
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The following PHP code yeilds this error message:  "Your message was not sent: Failed to set sender: Test2@gmail.com [SMTP: Failed to write to socket: not connected (code: -1, response: )]"

<?php

include("/usr/lib/php/Mail.php");
/* mail setup recipients, subject etc */
$recipients = "Test1@yahoo.com";
$headers["From"] = "Test2@gmail.com";
$headers["To"] = "Test1@yahoo.com";
$headers["Subject"] = "Pear Mail";
$mailmsg = "Hello, This is a test.";
/* SMTP server name, port, user/passwd */
$smtpinfo["host"] = "smtp.gmail.com:Test2";
$smtpinfo["port"] = "587";
$smtpinfo["auth"] = true;
$smtpinfo["username"] = "Test2@gmail.com";
$smtpinfo["password"] = "XXXXX";
/* Create the mail object using the Mail::factory method */
$mail_object =& Mail::factory("smtp", $smtpinfo);
/* Ok send mail */
$mail_object->send($recipients, $headers, $mailmsg);

$result = $mail_object->send($recipients, $headers, $mailmsg);
        if($result === 1)
        {
          echo("Your message has been sent!");
        }
        else
        {
          echo("Your message was not sent: " . $result);
        }

?>

Any ideas what's going on here?

Thanks in advance,
Sailorjkg
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by:arkod
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The smtp server hostname is wrong
$smtpinfo["host"] = "smtp.gmail.com:Test2"; change it to --> $smtpinfo["host"] = "smtp.gmail.com";

Further by looking at your code I am not sure whether you can manage to send and receive mails by using test2@gmail.com and test2@yahoo.com unless you have an actual account with these usernames both on Gmail and Yahoo.

Additionally , you may need ssl support for sending mails through gmail. As port 587 smpt runs over tls.
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by:sailorjkg
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The error message that appears when the ":Test2" is deleted from the host designation is "Your message was not sent: 1".  All the email addresses listed in the sample code are fictitious.  I understood the PEAR defaults to TLS not SSL.  According to the Gmail port 587 is the TLS accessible port.  Port 465 is the SSL port.  

Is there a change in syntax for addressing the SSL port?

Thanks for the help.  Seems like there is some simplification of the error message.

Sailorjkg
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Just changed the port to 465 and prefaced the host line with "ssl://".  The error message "Your message was not sent: 1" remains, but the email was actually sent from Gmail and received at Yahoo.
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by:nagyistvan
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have you tried adding
$smtpinfo["debug"]  = true;

Open in new window

 to check where the issue might hide?
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