PHP - fsocket connections failing (time out), not sure why...

Hi,

I am attempting to deliver emails directly by connecting to my recipients smtp server.

However when the script tries to connect to googles mail servers it times out. Can anyone see why?

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to alt2.aspmx.l.google.com:25 (Connection timed out) in /smtpSend.php on line 89

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to alt3.aspmx.l.google.com:25 (Connection timed out) in /smtpSend.php on line 89

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to alt4.aspmx.l.google.com:25 (Connection timed out) in /smtpSend.php on line 89

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to aspmx.l.google.com:25 (Connection timed out) in /smtpSend.php on line 89

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to alt1.aspmx.l.google.com:25 (Connection timed out) in /smtpSend.php on line 89

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array(2) { ["mx"]=> array(5) { [0]=> string(23) "alt2.aspmx.l.google.com" [1]=> string(23) "alt3.aspmx.l.google.com" [2]=> string(23) "alt4.aspmx.l.google.com" [3]=> string(18) "aspmx.l.google.com" [4]=> string(23) "alt1.aspmx.l.google.com" } ["weight"]=> array(5) { [0]=> int(30) [1]=> int(40) [2]=> int(50) [3]=> int(10) [4]=> int(20) } } 

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foreach($mxhosts['mx'] as $smtp_host){
    if($socket = fsockopen($smtp_host, 25, $errno, $errstr, 20) )
    {
        break;
    }
}

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mhdiAsked:
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mhdiConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I found the issue. It was my hosting providers firewall blocking outbound connections initiated by PHP on port 25
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Ray PaseurCommented:
Where are Google's instructions that tell how to connect to its mail servers?  Can you post a link for us?  Thanks, ~Ray
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mhdiAuthor Commented:
Hosting provider issue found.
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