Here is the email reply I got from

"You are no longer allowed to establish a remote connection to google to send your mail

You are going to need to reconfigure your program to use usr/bin/sendmail to send your emails as smtp connections to gmail (or any other remote SMTP service) are no longer allowed.

Unfortunately, this cannot be changed as customers have abused our services to blast spam through remote mail servers. We are now restricting all SMTP mail access to use our local mail server and to be subject to our mail filter rules.

I'm sorry for that inconvenience, but you are no longer allowed to use SMTP gmail to send your emails."


brianbrown’s picture

I have successfully used this module on Bluehost using Godaddy's outgoing server. You have to use port 80 (the http port), instead of the default mail port, since Bluehost blocks that port, i.e.:

Outgoing server: (Godaddy's smtp server)
Port: 80
User name: (your COMPLETE eMail address; it is a good practice to ALWAYS use your entire
Password: *********
eMail address in the username field, since a properly configured server will ignore/dicard the part it doesn;t need; some shared hosting environments require the complete eMail address for resolving username conflicts, e.g. '' and '' would resolve.

By the way, this is the eMail I received from Bluehost on June 27, 2009 in reference as to why the php mail was not working with sendmail:

Where is the email that is supposed to be receiving the messages hosted?

If the email address is not hosted with us, our firewall blocks the messages. Unfortunately, there is no way to fix this

Thank you,
Technical Support Engineer

So I installed this module and fixed it. I am, however, going to try to change from Godaddy's mail servers to Bluehost's because Godaddy limits you to 250 outgoing messages PER EMAIL ADDRESS unless you're willing to pay for more!


akalata’s picture

Status: Active » Closed (works as designed)