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Switching SMTP

Thread began 1/19/2023 6:34 am by Thomas Hill | Last modified 4/04/2023 3:57 pm by Thomas Hill | 308 views | 9 replies

Thomas Hill

Having trouble switching to SMTP email

Over the last couple of months my hosting provider has changed the time it takes for processing of emails via the web forms on my website. They tell me the usual processing time is now around 5 seconds but I am increasingly finding that it can take up to 30 seconds. I contacted them about this and they said that they are working on a fix but cannot guarantee a timeframe which is making my forms useless. Instead they say I should be using an SMTP connection instead to send emails via my forms as this works without error.

So, I have opened up Universal Email and using a test page (attached) I have changed the mail method to SMTP option. They gave me the following details to use:

Server/Hostname: localhost
Port: 25.
Set a from email and to email if necessary (needs to be associated with the website)
Do not set: Authentication, SSL/TLS encryption, Username or password.

I have done the above, made sure the latest version of WA_Email.php and SMTP.php are uploaded to the server. The page loads fine but I don't receive any test email.

Please could help?

Kind regards,

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