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Email settings

Postby josema » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:18 pm

Hi all,

I am setting up a conference with OCS, and so far everything is ok. I just have a problem with mails. The application doesn't send any email. Probably the reason is that I'm not very expert with servers and this stuff.
I guess that my question is very basic. I have an account with gmail that I would like to use in the conference and I have been playing with but without any success.
Can I do the following?

; Email Settings ;


Use SMTP for sending mail instead of mail()
smtp = On

;SMTP server settings
smtp_server =
smtp_port = 587

; Enable SMTP authentication
; Supported mechanisms: PLAIN, LOGIN, CRAM-MD5, and DIGEST-MD5
smtp_auth = LOGIN
smtp_username =
smtp_password = mypassword

; Allow envelope sender to be specified
; (may not be possible with some server configurations)
; allow_envelope_sender = Off

; Enable attachments in the various "Send Email" pages.
; (Disabling here will not disable attachments on features that
; require them, e.g. attachment-based reviews)
enable_attachments = On

I have the feeling that maybe I cannot use these kinds of accounts to do this, or maybe I have to configure something else in my server.
Can anybody tell me some place to learn a bit about this or how to configure it

Thank you very much

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Re: Email settings

Postby asmecher » Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:04 pm

Hi josema,

You need an SMTP server; this will typically be routed through your ISP. This is not the same thing as a gmail mailbox. I'd suggest contacting your ISP to see what SMTP configuration you should be using.

Alec Smecher
Public Knowledge Project Team

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Re: Email settings

Postby josema » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:43 am

Thank you very much asmecher

You have been really helpful. What I have done is to install a SMTP server in my computer and to setup OCS to use it. Amazingly it works :D


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Re: Email settings

Postby makos » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:20 am

Hola Josema,

Te escribo en español porque he imaginado por tu nick que eres español como yo, espero no equivocarme mucho :oops:

La "historia" es que estoy utilizando ocs para el proyecto fin de carrera y cuando ya casi he terminado parece que es necesario tener un servidor de correo para que se puedan mandar los correos; yo hasta ahora no había reparado en eso porque pensaba que de eso se encargaba ocs.
Por lo que he visto tú tuviste un problema y al final lo solucionaste por lo que te agradecería que me comentaras cuál fue tu solución.

Gracias y un saludo.


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