Sending email failed with SMTPS port 465


(Manish Ramteke) #1

Hi Team,

Using email service from godaddy and smtp ssl port 465 in config, but sending mail fails with
Job exception: end of file reached.

For me 465 works with email client such as thunderbird. What can be done to make email work with discourse on port 465.
Running SMTP on other port such as 3535 works well. If I go with non secure port will security of my email contents and credentials get compromised?

Regards
Manish


(Matt Palmer) #2

This sounds like a problem with your mail provider or the server running Discourse (such as a firewall issue). It is not a problem with Discourse itself.

Also note that port 465 hasn’t been for SMTPS for so long that the IETF has removed its registration as a well-known port. You should use port 25 or 587 with STARTTLS.


(Manish Ramteke) #3

Hi Matt,

I am able to telnet port 465 from discourse server and no firewall is configured for now.
Email providers still supports 465 for secure connection for client which does not support STARTTLS. However that’s not the case here, so I can move to port 25 with STARTTLS on.

Regards
Manish


(Frank Fang) #4

Sad to here this.
My email service provider does not support for port 587.


(Matt Palmer) #5

Your ESP needs to be dragged, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century.