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WordPress mail through SMTP (Google Apps)

20 June 2011 - 10:23 PM

First of all, I'm loving the experience hosting my website with MDDHosting. Site is fast and responsive. Thanks!

I manually transferred my WordPress site from a previous host to MDDHosting and placed it on an add-on domain. Had to set up MX entries again since I use Google Apps to handle e-mail, and disabled everything on the previous host afterward. Anyway, I was trying to get WordPress to send mail via SMTP instead of PHP mail, but I'm getting an error on test:
SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Connection timed out (110)
SMTP options are set to use the following values:
SMTP Host: smtp.google.com
SMTP Port: 465
Encryption: SSL
Authentication: Yes
On previous host I had to request port 465 be opened. Is this necessary on MDDHosting?

Oh, and as a side question: Do I need to keep my php.ini file that I transferred? I believe the PHP configuration in cPanel either overrides custom entries or flags are required in .htaccess. Not sure.

Thanks in advance for help.