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Sending Mail From Web Server via Google Apps

We use Google Apps for email and our new website contains forms. For some reason we can't send messages processed by the form using our domain name (so the messages arrives from an email address using our domain name). I have a feeling I need to authorise sending emails using the web server with Google Apps. I'm not sure how to do this, I'm thinking I need to add an SRV record which contains the IP address of our web server?
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singh677Linux AdministratorCommented:

You can send mail through your domain name using below mail script.

require_once "Mail.php";

        $from = "test <user@domain.com>";
        $to = "singh <user@domain.com>";
        $subject = "Hi!";
        $body = "Hi,\n\nHow are you?";

        $host = "ssl://smtp.gmail.com";
        $port = "465";
      $username = "user@domain.com";
        $password = "w4o8Y8KOuv1";

        $headers = array ('From' => $from,
          'To' => $to,
          'Subject' => $subject);
        $smtp = Mail::factory('smtp',
          array ('host' => $host,
            'port' => $port,
            'auth' => true,
            'username' => $username,
            'password' => $password));

        $mail = $smtp->send($to, $headers, $body);

        if (PEAR::isError($mail)) {
          echo("<p>" . $mail->getMessage() . "</p>");
         } else {
          echo("<p>Message successfully sent!</p>");


Note :: Make sure the port 465 must be open your networks/firewall.
kiloelectronvoltAuthor Commented:
Thanks Singh677, But do I need a SRV record in the domain name or Google won't authorise sending the messages via their SMTP. That's the issue I think?
Allen FalconCEO & Pragmatic EvangelistCommented:
Are the forms from the web site sending emails to addresses in your domain or external?  

Also, did you look at using Google Forms?
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kiloelectronvoltAuthor Commented:
We used a different plug-in for Wordpress in the end. Thanks!
Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
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