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Newsletters module smtp setup and not sending emails

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  1. G Overeem
    G Overeem avatar
    7 posts
    14 Mar 2010
    22 May 2010
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    Newsletters module
    "No active Smtp Setting detected, you need an active setting to be able to send newsletters, go to Smtp setting and set one"
    (In my web.config this was in all the time)

     <smtp deliveryMethod="Network" from="noreply@****.com">
       <network host="localhost" port="25" userName="**" password="**" />    

    I had to change the database table record sf_notif_smtpsetting edit to set status=1 because of this error message "The specified string is not in the form required for an e-mail address.",
    why does my username have to be a email address to get this right?

    The other strange thing is that i have to create a user for sending emails because of the smtp settings form is asking for it.

    Is the newsletters module using the database settings (sf_notif_smtpsetting) for sending emails or the web.config setting?

    The newsletter module is working with some database haking and afther creating a smtp user. But this config should be easy!!

    (Working with SF 3.7SP3 on IIS7)

    With regards,
    Gideon Overeem

  2. Ivan Dimitrov
    Ivan Dimitrov avatar
    16072 posts
    19 Oct 2016
    24 May 2010
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    Hello G Overeem,

    You should configure the module through backend UI. The module does not use the web.config settings for SMTP server, username and password. The module gets its setting  from the database.

    The validator for the username expects email, but this is a bug, because you should be able to use username that does not have an email structure ( hopefully you have found the only workaround for the issue).

    Ivan Dimitrov
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