[EP-tech] Re: Need to specify port, username and password for SMTP authentication

Sebastien Francois sf2 at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Wed Mar 26 12:37:00 GMT 2014


Hi all,

If this is a new feature, could you please add this to github?

This way it makes it to the core and people can then benefit from it.

Thanks,
Seb

On 26/03/14 12:35, Lizz Jennings wrote:
> I was struggling with this just this week, but found instead I could 
> use another SMTP server that was more suited to this kind of email.  I 
> made these changes:
>
> Edit: /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/SystemSettings.pm
>
> 'smtp_server' => '*my.smtp.server*',
>
> Edit: /usr/share/eprints/perl_lib/EPrints/Email.pm
>
> my $smtp = Net::SMTP->new( $smtphost*, **Hello => 'my.eprints.domain' *);
> (which is the bit just before where you put your username and 
> password, I'm afraid I don't have line numbers to hand)
>
> Not sure that will help in your case, but it worked for me.
>
> Lizz
>
> On 25/03/2014 16:36, Jacob Wenzel wrote:
>> I have EPrints v3.3.12 running in Ubuntu server 10.04.
>>
>> Everything seems to be working but email. Am I able to specify port, 
>> username and password for smtp authentication anywhere in the EPrints 
>> configuration files?
>>
>> I can't figure out how to get an smtp server running on my own VPS, 
>> so I have opened an account on mandrill.com to be able to use their 
>> smtp server, but I need to pass on username and password and connect 
>> through port 587.
>>
>> I've searched a bit and tried fiddling with some hack suggested for 
>> EPrints 2, but without luck. What I have tried:
>>
>> *'smtp_server' => 'smtp.mandrillapp.com:587',*
>>
>> in "/usr/share/eprints3/perl_lib/EPrints/SystemSettings.pm"
>>
>> and
>>
>> *$smtp->auth( 'username','password' );*
>>
>> on line 167 of "/usr/share/eprints3/perl_lib/EPrints/Email.pm" (Of 
>> course with the real username and passwords)
>>
>> I'm sorry if this has been answered somewhere before, I've found 
>> several people with the problem, but none with the solution.
>>
>> Thank you in advance!
>>
>> /Jacob
>>
>>
>>
>>
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