I installed osqa on a VPS. Currently users does not get validation link emails even though it says A message with an email validation link was just sent to your address. in the span. I set up the email settings as per gmail settings.

After finding no errors in /var/log/apache2/error.log or /var/log/apache2/osqa.error.log, I am unsure what to do next to fix the problem. I have APP_URL="www.<mydomain>.co.nz", am I missing anyother settings? Should I isntall an email server on my VPS and use my own instead?

asked 23 Dec '10, 03:08

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edited 31 Dec '10, 11:22

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@i1der, "mail server on vps" is not a question. Please edit the title to make it a clear and proper question. Thanks!

(23 Dec '10, 07:15) rickross ♦♦

You can use GMail as free SMTP server provider. Take a look at this links:

http://lifehacker.com/111166/how-to-use-gmail-as-your-smtp-server http://kb.siteground.com/article/How_to_use_Googles_free_SMTP_server.html

  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Use Authentication: Yes
  • Use Secure Connection: Yes (this can be TLS or SSL depending on your mail client)
  • Username: your GMail account
  • Password: your GMail password
  • Port: 465 or 587

answered 01 Jan '11, 14:48

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Dosn't this solution suffer from google limit on daily send/receive emails per day? Do I need to change anything in the google settings?

(01 Aug '11, 21:56) whoopee

answered 24 Dec '10, 13:02

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Can you post logs to from your VPS to help us debug the issue?


answered 17 Apr '11, 11:59

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