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Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

12stringbassist
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Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

I am hoping to be able to use my PN email to send emails.
I am faced with the questions below.
I am wondering if it is possible to configure it?

 


Do not provide a protocol (ssl:// or tls://) unless your mail host tells you to do so.

Only change this if you know your SMTP server is on a different port.

Only used if a username/password is set, ask your provider if you are unsure which method to use.

Only enter a username if your SMTP server requires it.
[user name field]

Only enter a password if your SMTP server requires it.
Warning: This password will be stored as plain text in the database, visible to everybody who can access your database or who can view this configuration page.
[password field]

Require verification of SSL certificate used by SMTP server.
Warning: Connecting peers with unverified SSL certificates may cause security implications.

Require verification of peer name for SMTP servers using SSL / TLS connections.
Warning: Connecting to unverified peers may cause security implications.

Allow connections to SMTP server with self-signed SSL certificate.
Warning: Allowing self-signed SSL certificates may cause security implications.
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SammyM
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

Thanks for getting in touch, I appreciate it and welcome to the forums.

 

I would recommend checking out our article here as this will help you with setting up your emails on a client.

If this post resolved your issue please click the 'This fixed my problem' button
 Sammy M - Sheffield Team
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12stringbassist
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

I don't think you read my question.
You have pointed me to how to set up my email on a PC.

What I am trying to do is allow a message board to send out emails to its members via my plus net email account.

bobpullen
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

@12stringbassist - you don't mention where your PHPBB forum is hosted?

If I were to attempt this, I would start with the following. It's worth bearing in mind though that there are hosting enviornments that do not permit open SMTP access to servers that are not within their control.

SMTP server address:
relay.plus.net

SMTP server port:
465

Authentication method for SMTP:
Unsure what options you are given here?

SMTP username:
Your Plusnet mailbox username

SMTP password:
Your Plusnet mailbox password

Verify SSL certificate:
Yes

Verify SMTP peer name:
Yes (however try 'No' if you encounter problems)

Allow self-signed SSL certificates:
No

Bob Pullen
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12stringbassist
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

Hi there Bob,

 

Thanks for your helpful reply.
My forum www.sladeforum.co.uk is now hosted with LCN on their hosts.co.uk servers.
It used to be on the PlusNet servers but they stopped working, so I bit the bullet and bought hosting.and managed to rescue the forum and rebuild it on there.

 

Cheers,
Ian

12stringbassist
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

@bobpullen 

Bob asked:

Authentication method for SMTP:
Unsure what options you are given here?

 

Hi Bob, the options are:

LOGIN
plain
CRAM-MD5
DIGEST-MD5
POP-BEFORE-SMTP

bobpullen
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Re: Using PN email to send messages from a PHPBB forum

I would try LOGIN first, and then 'plain' (if that is a separate option and not just clarification of the LOGIN selection).

Bob Pullen
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