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smtp.gmail.com issues with sending mail from sender

Posted on 2011-09-28
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Hello All;

I am using the Google Apps Gmail, for my domain email.
Now, this is the issue that I am having and it is really starting to cause an
Issue with some of my clients.

Set myMail = CreateObject("CDO.Message")    
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusing") = 2 'Send the message using the network (SMTP over the network).
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserver") ="smtp.gmail.com"
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpserverport") = 465
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpusessl") = true 'Use SSL for the connection (True or False)
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpconnectiontimeout") = 60
     
' If your server requires outgoing authentication uncomment the lines bleow and use a valid email address and password.
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/smtpauthenticate") = 1 'basic (clear-text) authentication
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendusername") ="webmaster@domain.org"
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Item ("http://schemas.microsoft.com/cdo/configuration/sendpassword") ="********"
     
myMail.Configuration.Fields.Update

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Now, when someone fills out the Web Mail Form, and submits the message, it USE to come to me from the email address that the person provided in the "FROM", and that was using a mail server other than the Google Apps Mail Server.

NOW, since I have been using the Google Apps Mail Server, the person that sends the message through the Web Form, gets their email knocked off, and the one listed in the code above gets tacked on to the FROM instead.
So basically, all messages come in from all Web Forms, from: webmaster@domain.org

So.
My question is this.
Until I can start hosting in house and with my own mail server again, is there a work around to make this code send with the person's email address in the "FROM" instead of the hard coded User email in the code?

Right now, I have had to add code to grab the person's email address and list it in the message itself, which is fine, for those that read the message and pay attention to the NOTE that tells them to copy and paste email address to reply to sender.
(Most people just do not pay that much attention, especially when they are use to hitting the REPLY button)

Thank you
Carrzkiss
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Question by:Wayne Barron
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No, this is Google's security that disallows sending from other people's e-mail addresses. Imagine this, a spambot is set up and the e-mail is sends from is "webadmin@yourdomain.com". Your e-mail would quickly become black listed. This leads many SMTP servers to prevent sending from e-mail addresses outside their domain name.

Your main option would be to set up your own SMTP server that allows you to send from any e-mail address, but then you have to worry about the security and preventing spambots from using your server.
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by:Wayne Barron
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>> set up your own SMTP server
That is what I stated that was planned for the future.

OK, I understand what you are saying and that is the best answer that I have found, so thank you and have a good one.

Carrzkiss
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