[Last Call] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Need help in Smtp email settings for phpbb

Posted on 2011-04-19
6
Medium Priority
?
1,245 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
the current settings don't work. The board does not send out emails.
0
Comment
Question by:PearlJamFanatic
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:moorhouselondon
ID: 35436254
Are you hosting this yourself, or through a third party host?  If you are hosting, is Port 25 open outgoing?
0
 

Author Comment

by:PearlJamFanatic
ID: 35437788
yes it is open. Please see the screenshot attached.


I have removed the attachment as I feel it contains information which is sensitive.

For those Experts wishing to participate in this question the Use SMTP switch is set on, and the SMTP server details are filled out, Port is set to 25, the username and password set - the password is obfuscated, but is in plaintext.

letenglandshake
EE Moderator
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:moorhouselondon
ID: 35438595
Have you tried using Native instead of setting the SMTP switch?  See:-


Use SMTP server for email: Select Yes if you want your board to send emails via an SMTP server. If you are not sure that you have an SMTP server available for use, set this to No; this will make your board use the native, PHP-based email service, which in most cases is the safest available option.

Above extracted from phpBB documentation http://www.phpbb.com/support/documentation/3.0/adminguide/acp_general.php#acp_client_email
0
VIDEO: THE CONCERTO CLOUD FOR HEALTHCARE

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

 

Author Comment

by:PearlJamFanatic
ID: 35439890
@moorhouselondon are you saying that emails could be sent without a email server/service? Is that really possible?
0
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
moorhouselondon earned 2000 total points
ID: 35443302
No, the emails are sent via an email server, but that server is embedded somewhere in the host system and you don't need to worry about the mechanism used to send them.  

If the SMTP selection is chosen, it means that you are taking responsibility for sending the emails from the site via a 3rd party email server.  If using this method I would be inclined to check what "submission port" your email provider uses, generally it is 586, but it could be a few others as well, and change the Port in the config page you posted up to that number.  The reason being that Port 25 should be blocked wherever possible from systems that don't need it.  What you are in effect doing is a bit like tennis: send your emails out from the system on Port 25 and they will hit the net.  Lob them across on the "submission port" and they will go above the net.  (net=firewall).

So try the Native method first, and let us know progress on that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:PearlJamFanatic
ID: 35492728
moorhouselondon: PHP-based email service worked. Thanks
0

Featured Post

Important Lessons on Recovering from Petya

In their most recent webinar, Skyport Systems explores ways to isolate and protect critical databases to keep the core of your company safe from harm.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Here in this article, you will get a step by step guidance on how to restore an Exchange database to a recovery database. Get a brief on Recovery Database and how it can be used to restore Exchange database in this section!
With so many activities to perform, Exchange administrators are always busy in organizations. If everything, including Exchange Servers, Outlook clients, and Office 365 accounts work without any issues, they can sit and relax. But unfortunately, it…
To show how to create a transport rule in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Rules tab.:  To cr…
There are cases when e.g. an IT administrator wants to have full access and view into selected mailboxes on Exchange server, directly from his own email account in Outlook or Outlook Web Access. This proves useful when for example administrator want…
Suggested Courses

825 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question