Sending emails through SMTP with PHPMailer

Question!

I'm trying to send SMTP e-mails using PHPMailer, but I keep getting this error message, any ideas how to get rid of it?
I'm trying to connect via SSL on port 465.

SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 
SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 
SMTP -> ERROR: EHLO not accepted from server: 

Notice: fputs() [function.fputs]: send of 18 bytes failed with errno=32 Roura přerušena (SIGPIPE) in /home/www/amazonek.cz/subdomains/library/PHPMailer_v5.1/class.smtp.php on line 494
SMTP -> FROM SERVER: 
SMTP -> ERROR: HELO not accepted from server: 

Notice: fputs() [function.fputs]: send of 12 bytes failed with errno=32 Roura přerušena (SIGPIPE) in /home/www/amazonek.cz/subdomains/library/PHPMailer_v5.1/class.smtp.php on line 212
SMTP -> ERROR: AUTH not accepted from server: 
SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.

My code:

  require_once('../library/PHPMailer_v5.1/class.phpmailer.php');

        try{
            $mail = new PHPMailer(true);
            $mail->IsSMTP();
            $mail->SMTPAuth = true;
            $mail->Host = SMTP_SERVER;
            $mail->Port = SMTP_PORT;
            $mail->Username = SMTP_USERNAME;
            $mail->Password = SMTP_PASSWORD;
            $mail->SMTPDebug = 2;
            $mail->SetFrom(MAIL_ORDERS_ADDRESS, MAIL_ORDERS_NAME);
            $mail->Subject = 'AMAZONEK.cz - objednávka číslo '.$_SESSION['orderId'];
            $mail->MsgHTML('<b>Ahoj</b>');
            $mail->AddAddress($_SESSION['user']['email'], $_SESSION['user']['name'].' '.$_SESSION['user']['surname']);
            $mail->AddBCC(MAIL_ORDERS_ADDRESS, MAIL_ORDERS_NAME);

            if(!$mail->Send()) throw new Exception($mail->ErrorInfo);
        }
        catch(Exception $e){
            echo $e->getMessage();
        }

Constants definition:

define('SMTP_SERVER', 'smtp.ebola.cz');
define('SMTP_PORT', 465);
define('SMTP_USERNAME', '[email protected]');
define('SMTP_PASSWORD', '***CENSORED***');

define('MAIL_ORDERS_ADDRESS', '[email protected]');
define('MAIL_ORDERS_NAME', 'My Name');

Any ideas?



Answers

SMTP -> FROM SERVER:
SMTP -> FROM SERVER:
SMTP -> ERROR: EHLO not accepted from server:

that's typical of trying to connect to a SSL service with a client that's not using SSL

SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.

no suprise there having failed to start an SMTP conversation authentigation is not an option,.

phpmailer doesn't do implicit SSL (aka TLS on connect, SMTPS) Short of rewriting smtp.class.php to include support for it there it no way to do what you ask.

Use port 587 with explicit SSL (aka TLS, STARTTLS) instead.



I had very similar problem for something like an hour, until I figured out what went wrong. My problem was, that I used SSL, instead of ssl. Check is case sensitive in the code. AlexV guided me to the source of the problem. That helo/ehlo -stuff seems irrelevant.

By : F-3000


Yes, you need OpenSSL to work correctly. My backup testing site worked, my live server didn't. Difference? Live server didn't have OpenSSL within PHP configuration.

By : Todd


This video can help you solving your question :)
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