Problem with SMTP authentication in PHP using PHPMailer, with Pear Mail works

By : Evandro
Source: Stackoverflow.com
Question!

I�m having trouble sending a e-mail with the PHPMailer class, but it works with PEAR Mail::factory.

I guess the problem is with the SMTP authentication, but I couldn�t find the problem.

The code with problem is:

<?php
require("class.phpmailer.php");

$mail = new PHPMailer();

$mail->IsSMTP();       // set mailer to use SMTP
$mail->Host = 'mail.xxx.com.br';  // my host here
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;     // turn on SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = '[email protected]';  // a valid email here
$mail->Password = '***';  // the password from email
$mail->From = '[email protected]';
$mail->SMTPDebug = true;
$mail->AddReplyTo('[email protected]', 'Test');

$mail->FromName = 'Test SMTP';
$mail->AddAddress('[email protected]', '[email protected]');

$mail->Subject = 'Test SMTP';
$mail->IsHTML(true);
$mail->Body = '<b>Teste</b><br><h1>teste 2</h1>';   
//$mail->Send();

if(!$mail->Send())
{
   echo "Message could not be sent. <p>";
   echo "Mailer Error: " . $mail->ErrorInfo;
   exit;
}

?>

The code with PEAR that works is:

<?php
include('Mail.php');
include('Mail/mime.php');

$text = 'Versao em texto';
$html = '<html><body>Versao de email em <b>HTML</b></body></html>';
$crlf = "\n";
$hdrs = array(
              'From'    => '[email protected]',
              'Subject' => 'Test  - mail.php'
              );

$mime = new Mail_mime($crlf);

$mime->setTXTBody($text);
$mime->setHTMLBody($html);

$body = $mime->get();
$hdrs = $mime->headers($hdrs);

$mail = Mail::factory('smtp',
  array ('host' => 'mail.xxx.com.br',
    'debug'=> true,
    'auth' => true,
    'username' => '[email protected]',
    'password' => '***'));

$mail->send('[email protected]', $hdrs, $body);
?>

When I run the code with problem with debug activated (SMTPDebug = True) I got:

SMTP -> FROM SERVER:

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was ""

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

"
SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 
"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "220 and/or bulk e-mail.

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

220 and/or bulk e-mail.

"

SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 

220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

220 and/or bulk e-mail.

SMTP -> ERROR: EHLO not accepted from server: 220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Wed, 05 Aug 2009 10:00:48 -0300 

220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

220 and/or bulk e-mail.


SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was ""

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-SIZE 20971520

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]
250-SIZE 20971520

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]
250-SIZE 20971520

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-PIPELINING

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250-STARTTLS

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

250-STARTTLS

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

250-STARTTLS

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250 HELP

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

250-STARTTLS

250 HELP

"

SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 

250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

250-SIZE 20971520

250-PIPELINING

250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

250-STARTTLS

250 HELP

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was ""

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "250 orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "250 orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]

"

SMTP -> ERROR: AUTH not accepted from server: 250 orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]


SMTP -> get_lines(): $data was ""

SMTP -> get_lines(): $str is "503 AUTH command used when not advertised

"

SMTP -> get_lines(): $data is "503 AUTH command used when not advertised

"

SMTP -> FROM SERVER:

503 AUTH command used when not advertised

SMTP -> ERROR: RSET failed: 503 AUTH command used when not advertised


Message could not be sent. <p>Mailer Error: SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.


And the debug result of the PEAR Mail code is:

DEBUG: Recv: 220-orion.bommtempo.net.br ESMTP Exim 4.69 #1 Tue, 04 Aug 2009 19:37:10 -0300 

DEBUG: Recv: 220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited, 

DEBUG: Recv: 220 and/or bulk e-mail.

DEBUG: Send: EHLO localhost


DEBUG: Recv: 250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello localhost [200.155.129.6]

DEBUG: Recv: 250-SIZE 20971520

DEBUG: Recv: 250-PIPELINING

DEBUG: Recv: 250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

DEBUG: Recv: 250-STARTTLS

DEBUG: Recv: 250 HELP

DEBUG: Send: STARTTLS


DEBUG: Recv: 220 TLS go ahead

DEBUG: Send: EHLO localhost


DEBUG: Recv: 250-orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello localhost [200.155.129.6]

DEBUG: Recv: 250-SIZE 20971520

DEBUG: Recv: 250-PIPELINING

DEBUG: Recv: 250-AUTH PLAIN LOGIN

DEBUG: Recv: 250 HELP

DEBUG: Send: AUTH LOGIN


DEBUG: Recv: 334 VXNlcm5hbWU6

DEBUG: Send: c2lzdGVtYWFkbWluQGJvbW10ZW1wby5jb20uYnI=


DEBUG: Recv: 334 UGFzc3dvcmQ6

DEBUG: Send: RVkyYVM4YnpMNU5k


DEBUG: Recv: 235 Authentication succeeded

DEBUG: Send: MAIL FROM:


DEBUG: Recv: 250 OK

DEBUG: Send: RCPT TO:


DEBUG: Recv: 250 Accepted

DEBUG: Send: DATA


DEBUG: Recv: 354 Enter message, ending with "." on a line by itself

DEBUG: Send: MIME-Version: 1.0

From: [email protected]

Subject: Teste de mail - mail.php

Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
    boundary="=_b3c5407ccf494306d78fbb35800efe65"


--=_b3c5407ccf494306d78fbb35800efe65

Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Content-Type: text/plain; charset="ISO-8859-1"


Versao em texto

--=_b3c5407ccf494306d78fbb35800efe65

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Content-Type: text/html; charset="ISO-8859-1"


Versao de email em HTML--=_b3c5407ccf494306d78fbb35800efe65--

.

DEBUG: Recv: 250 OK id=1MYSd4-0005Ky-Jw

DEBUG: Send: QUIT
By : Evandro


Answers
strange issue that i solved by comment this line

//$mail->IsSmtp();

whit the last phpmailer version (5.2)

By : maurox


Try adding this:

$mail->SMTPAuth   = true;
$mail->SMTPSecure = "tls";

By looking at your debug logs, you can notice that the failing PhpMailer log shows this:

(..snip..)
SMTP -> ERROR: AUTH not accepted from server: 250 orion.bommtempo.net.br Hello admin-teste.bommtempo.com.br [200.155.129.6]
(..snip..)
503 AUTH command used when not advertised
(..snip..)

While your successful PEAR log shows this:

DEBUG: Send: STARTTLS
DEBUG: Recv: 220 TLS go ahead

My guess is that explicitly asking PHPMailer to use TLS will put it on the right track.
Also, make sure you're using the latest versin of PHPMailer.



This happened to me as well. For me, Postfix was located at the same server as the PHP script, and the error was happening when I would be using SMTP authentication and smtp.domain.com instead of localhost.

So when I commented out these lines:

$mail->SMTPAuth = true;
$mail->SMTPSecure = "tls";

and set the host to

$mail->Host = "localhost";

instead

$mail->Host = 'smtp.mydomainiuse.com'

and it worked :)



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