SMTP via GMAIL

Steve Holden steve at holdenweb.com
Fri Sep 19 09:56:25 CEST 2008


Grant Edwards wrote:
> On 2008-09-18, Lawrence D'Oliveiro <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>> In message
>> <973f75d4-90f5-4930-9107-15fc8651196d at v16g2000prc.googlegroups.com>, sui
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>   File "mail5.py", line 21, in <module>
>>>     session = smtplib.SMTP(SMTPserver,port)
>>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 244, in __init__
>>>     (code, msg) = self.connect(host, port)
>>>   File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/smtplib.py", line 301, in connect
>>>     self.sock.connect(sa)
>>>   File "<string>", line 1, in connect
>>> then conncetion time out.....
>> Could it be your ISP is blocking outgoing connections to port
>> 25?
> 
> gmail doesn't accept mail via SMTP on port 25.
> 
I was going to say that's boloney until I checked my settings - it's a
year or more since I set gmail up with Thunderbird.

smtp.gmail.com accepts TLS connections on port 587.

regards
 Steve
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