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  • sending emails via

    I am trying to send emails out from within a cloud based alpha app on behalf of tenants using office365 as their mail server but with no luck.

    I am using the email_send_noprofile() function with all the correct smtp settings but it always fails.

    I have added a mail flow connector on the clients office365 portal settings to permit mail from the IP of my application server but the messages are still not passing authentication.

    After discussing this with a client's office365 provider (Telstra) I was told that to be able to configure an SMTP relay in Office 365 I must have an Exchange Online mailbox.

    Has anyone managed to navigate this process successfully and did you have to set up an exchange online mailbox?

  • #2
    Re: sending emails via

    I have also struggled with this. My solution was to use another smtp gateway.


    • #3
      Re: sending emails via

      I have no problem using another gateway if this fixes the problem. However I need the emails that I am sending out to appear as if they are coming from the clients office365 email account. Did you manage to achieve this with your alternative gateway?



      • #4
        Re: sending emails via

        Further investigation reveals that office365 is not supported by Alpha according to Zebrahost who have never managed to get it to work. I eventually solved the problem by setting up a paid gmail account and establishing an smtp relay. You open the smtp connection with your credentials and in the from field of the message just put in the tenants email along with their alias and all works fine.


        • #5
          Re: sending emails via

          Does a paid gmail account allow sending many emails through it, let's say several hundreds or even several thousand at a time?
          Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.


          • #6
            Re: sending emails via

            Yes up to 10,000 per day per paid gmail account. Good enough for most folks I would be thinking.

            here's the support link



            • #7
              Re: sending emails via

              Great. Thanks for the info.
              Gary S. Traub, Ph.D.