mail()function and SwiftMailer both seemed to be sending things correctly (returning
operation has timed outin the error log when trying to connect to SMTP servers (try:
tail -f /var/log/mail.logto see it real time)
telnet ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 25
What the EFF, right?
Then I start thinking. I can’t get out on port 25, maybe it’s the router. After resetting the password and all settings (I’m a moron, I forgot the user/pass I setup), and re-configuring everything (I use a custom subnet at home to let me VPN special places), I found no option for this in the FiOS Actiontec router admin software.
Yep. That had to be it. I called their support line and confirmed it. My residential account had port 25 blocked and according to a few message boards, business accounts with dedicated IP’s were being blocked as well.
How’d I get around it? I found this article on relaying mail through Google SMTP with postfix on Snow Leopard and it saved my life.
I don’t have a lot of time to describe everything, but just follow life-saving article
Thanks, Jules. You literally saved me hundreds to even thousands of dollars in time/energy.
Now everyone, say thanks to Jules…