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PEAR mail for SMTP authenticate using 3rd party smtp server

Thread began 6/17/2014 1:43 pm by Nathan69474 | Last modified 6/17/2014 3:41 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1880 views | 5 replies |

Nathan69474

PEAR mail for SMTP authenticate using 3rd party smtp server

Hi

I am trying to set up PEAR mail using a 3rd party smtp service.

I have set up a newsletter mailing list which works using PEAR mail (unauthenticated).
I have gone through the process of finding out the PEAR path on the server and setting up the open_dirbase server settings.

Using unathenticated I use mail.domainname.co.uk on port 25 as the smtp server and email send fine

However I need to use a 3rd party authentication service for the mailing list to avoid hosting/sever overload issues etc

I have found a company authsmtp.com which offers the service. They effectively give me the username/password for email accounts that I allocated on their system as being valid.

The smtp server needs to change from mail.domainname to mail.authsmtp.com and they recommend port 2525

However the PEAR mail path will be on my server, so I need to maintain the pear path.
But if the smtp server changes how does the WA UEmail recognise the domain path to find the pear mail.php file.

I think I will need to use the wizard to create the base WA files and then manually edit them to apply the 3rd party configuration.

Can you please advise, as I currently can't get it to work when using authenticated

Thanks
Nathan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

No change should need to be made to the pear path.

Pear is a package that is installed on your server, the pear package is used to pass the email SMTP server you specify.

it may be that your host has configured the server to block connections to outside SMTP servers.

in UE, set the GO TO page to be blank, then add the following code in the body tag of the page:

<?php @session_start(); var_dump($_SESSION); ?>


this will write the session contents to the page and include the email status, that may help in troubleshooting the cause of the problem.

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Nathan69474

Good call Jason ...

I've got a dedicated server and have had the server locked down to only accept connections from my 3rd party spam filtering company, in order to prevent spam attacks and brut force mail out attacks.

I need to ask the authsmtp people what the sending ip address is and then I can add it to my firewall allowed list (currently set to only spam filtering company).

For info, I was sending the newsletter via normal php mail functions but spam filtering company requested I use a bulk mail server to help protect their ip address white listing, hence the conversion to PEAR mail

Hopefully will be able to report back with a happy outcome soon !

Thanks
Nathan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

glad to help.

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Nathan69474

... and it works ! .... just had to add their ip address to my firewall's allowed list

Thanks for the nudge in the right direction

Thanks
Nathan

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

you're welcome.

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