send email from php through gmail server

Hi

I have a requirement t send form data from a webpage through gmail servers, here is a function I have inherited, which is not working...

How can I make this work?

Cheers


function authSendEmail($from,  $to,  $subject, $message)
 {
 //SMTP + SERVER DETAILS
 /* * * * CONFIGURATION START * * * */
 $smtpServer = "smtp.gmail.com";
 $port = "465";
 $timeout = "30";
 $username = "email@mydomain.com";
 $password = "password";
 $localhost = "mail.localserver.com";
 $newLine = "\r\n";
 /* * * * CONFIGURATION END * * * * */
 
//Connect to the host on the specified port
 $smtpConnect = fsockopen($smtpServer, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 if(empty($smtpConnect))
 {
 $output = "Failed to connect: $smtpResponse";
 return $output;
 }
 else
 {
 $logArray['connection'] = "Connected: $smtpResponse";
 }

//Request Auth Login
 fputs($smtpConnect,"AUTH LOGIN" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authrequest'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Send username
 fputs($smtpConnect, base64_encode($username) . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authusername'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Send password
 fputs($smtpConnect, base64_encode($password) . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authpassword'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Say Hello to SMTP
 fputs($smtpConnect, "HELO $localhost" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['heloresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Email From 
 fputs($smtpConnect, "MAIL FROM: $from" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['mailfromresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";
 
//Email To
 fputs($smtpConnect, "RCPT TO: $to" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['mailtoresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";

//The Email
 fputs($smtpConnect, "DATA" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['data1response'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Construct Headers
 $headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "To: $to" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "From: $from" . $newLine;
 
 
fputs($smtpConnect, "To: $to\nFrom: $from\nSubject: $subject\n$headers\n\n$message\n.\n");
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['data2response'] = "$smtpResponse";

// Say Bye to SMTP
 fputs($smtpConnect,"QUIT" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['quitresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";
 }
 ?>

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Randy PooleCommented:
Can you elaborate on 'not working'
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
sure


Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to smtp.gmail.com:465 (A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. ) in E:\domains\domain.com\wwwroot\includes\email.php on line 38

Warning: fgets(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in E:\domains\domain.com\wwwroot\includes\email.php on line 39
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Randy PooleCommented:
change the
$port = "465";

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to
$port = "587";

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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
Hi

I have tried both ports, same result

How can I set SSL, I think this may be the issue?
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Randy PooleCommented:
that's based on the port and initial negotiation:
change your line on the return to:
$output = "Failed to connect: $smtpResponse[$errstr]";

that way we can get the error string as well and post that please.
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
Hi

I got the same response?

Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]: unable to connect to ssl://smtp.gmail.com:587 (A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond. ) in E:\domains\domain.com\wwwroot\includes\email.php on line 38

Warning: fgets(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in E:\domains\domain.com\wwwroot\includes\email.php on line 39
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Randy PooleCommented:
strange, post your revised code please
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
here you go

i dunno if this makes a difference but the client has moved their email hosting from the server that the site is hosted on... they moved email to gmail servers (so the email address is not a gmail native address)



function authSendEmail($from,  $to,  $subject, $message, $htmlFormat = 0)
 {
 //SMTP + SERVER DETAILS
 /* * * * CONFIGURATION START * * * */
 $smtpServer = "ssl://smtp.gmail.com";
 $port = "587";
 $timeout = "30";
 $username = "email@gmail.com";
 $password = "ggggg";
 $localhost = "mail.localhost.com";
 $newLine = "\r\n";
 /* * * * CONFIGURATION END * * * * */
 
//Connect to the host on the specified port
 $smtpConnect = fsockopen($smtpServer, $port, $errno, $errstr, $timeout);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 if(empty($smtpConnect))
 {
 //$output = "Failed to connect: $smtpResponse";
 $output = "Failed to connect: $smtpResponse[$errstr]";
 return $output;
 }
 else
 {
 $logArray['connection'] = "Connected: $smtpResponse";
 }

//Request Auth Login
 fputs($smtpConnect,"AUTH LOGIN" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authrequest'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Send username
 fputs($smtpConnect, base64_encode($username) . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authusername'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Send password
 fputs($smtpConnect, base64_encode($password) . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['authpassword'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Say Hello to SMTP
 fputs($smtpConnect, "HELO $localhost" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['heloresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Email From 
 fputs($smtpConnect, "MAIL FROM: $from" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['mailfromresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";
 
//Email To
 fputs($smtpConnect, "RCPT TO: $to" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['mailtoresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";

//The Email
 fputs($smtpConnect, "DATA" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['data1response'] = "$smtpResponse";

//Construct Headers
 $headers = "MIME-Version: 1.0" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "To: $to" . $newLine;
 $headers .= "From: $from" . $newLine;
 
 
fputs($smtpConnect, "To: $to\nFrom: $from\nSubject: $subject\n$headers\n\n$message\n.\n");
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['data2response'] = "$smtpResponse";

// Say Bye to SMTP
 fputs($smtpConnect,"QUIT" . $newLine);
 $smtpResponse = fgets($smtpConnect, 515);
 $logArray['quitresponse'] = "$smtpResponse";
 }
 ?>

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Randy PooleCommented:
change "ssl://smtp.gmail.com" to "smtp.gmail.com"
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cycledudeAuthor Commented:
hi

I just spotted that myself and removed it, same result.
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Randy PooleCommented:
also make sure you can connect from the machine this is hosted on by trying to telnet.
telnet smtp.gmail.com 587
this will make sure the firewall is not preventing communication to the site.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
The 'test_smtp_gmail_advanced.php' in PHPMailer_5.2.4 works fine to send thru Gmail.  You might take a look at it to see if there is anything that can help there.
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