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how to send mail via gmail smtp

Posted by matrixebiz 
how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 24, 2018 02:02PM
Hello, I am using a php script to send mail via a Contact Form on my webpage but I get an error saying that I have to configure the smtp stuff in php.ini. I found the php.ini-production file and the smtp sectiion but it only has a spot for smtp server, port and sendmail from. Do I not have to put a spot from my password? or since I have my gmail account set to allow sending of emails, it will just go through without needing the password?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2018 02:03PM by matrixebiz.
Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 24, 2018 03:11PM
My php script is;
[code]
<?php

$EmailFrom = "test@gmail.com";
$EmailTo = "name@mail.com";
$Subject = "Nice & Simple Contact Form by CSS-Tricks";
$Name = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['Name']));
$Tel = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['Tel']));
$Email = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['Email']));
$Message = Trim(stripslashes($_POST['Message']));

// validation
$validationOK=true;
if (!$validationOK) {
print "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;URL=error.htm\">";
exit;
}

// prepare email body text
$Body = "";
$Body .= "Name: ";
$Body .= $Name;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "Tel: ";
$Body .= $Tel;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "Email: ";
$Body .= $Email;
$Body .= "\n";
$Body .= "Message: ";
$Body .= $Message;
$Body .= "\n";

// send email
$success = mail($EmailTo, $Subject, $Body, "From: <$EmailFrom>");

// redirect to success page
if ($success){
print "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;URL=contactthanks.php\">";
}
else{
print "<meta http-equiv=\"refresh\" content=\"0;URL=error.htm\">";
}
?> [/code]


Can I just add this to the above script instead;
ini_set('SMTP','smtp.gmail.com');
ini_set('smtp_port',25);


instead of editing the php.ini? where do I put my gmail username and password?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2018 03:14PM by matrixebiz.
Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 24, 2018 03:26PM
// Configuring SMTP server settings
$mail = new PHPMailer;
$mail->isSMTP();
$mail->Host = 'smtp.gmail.com';
$mail->Port = 587;
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->Username = $email;
$mail->Password = $password;

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Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 24, 2018 04:24PM
Okay, thanks. Do I have to download anything else like sendmail or just put this;

// Configuring SMTP server settings
$mail = new PHPMailer;
$mail->isSMTP();
$mail->Host = 'smtp.gmail.com';
$mail->Port = 587;
$mail->SMTPSecure = 'tls';
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->Username = $email;
$mail->Password = $password;


above //validation ?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/24/2018 04:25PM by matrixebiz.
Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 26, 2018 01:25PM
Hello, doesn't seem to be working.
Getting error when I click Submit on my contact page;
This page isn’t working
www.website.com is currently unable to handle this request.
HTTP ERROR 500
Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 26, 2018 01:38PM
I'm doing this on my Debian server now and I installed Sendmail so now it says Message is sent but I didn't configure it ?? When do I configure Sendmail? Thanks
Re: how to send mail via gmail smtp
September 26, 2018 01:52PM
Nevermind, it is working. I didn't have to configure anything. What server does Sendmail use by default? Does it just use my own server?
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