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Joomla and Gmail How To


A couple of weeks ago, I decided to use Gmail as SMTP server to send emails from my Joomla website. Here is explained what I did to make everything working.

First of all, I edited my configuration.php file to contain the following settings:

	var $mailer = 'SMTP Server';
	var $mailfrom = 'MY_GMAIL_ADDRESS';
	var $smtpauth = '1';
	var $smtpuser = 'MY_GMAIL_ADDRESS';
	var $smtppass = 'MY_GMAIL_PASSWORD';
	var $smtphost = 'ssl://smtp.gmail.com:465';

Then, I patched the libraries/phpmailer/phpmailer.php file by editing the SmtpConnect function. In the specific I changed the lines:

if(strstr($hosts[$index], ":"))
        list($host, $port) = explode(":", $hosts[$index]);

into:

if (preg_match('#(([a-z]+://)?[^:]+):(\d+)#i', $hosts[$index], $match))
{
        $host = $match[1];
        $port = $match[3];
}

Please note that I’m using Joomla version 1.5.6. This trick is based on the following discussion.

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About Roberto Aloi

Software Engineer and Erlanger. Author of www.tryerlang.org.

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