Support » Plugin: Configure SMTP » [Plugin: Configure SMTP] SMTP sending error — "Failed to connect to server"

  • Resolved NearlyNubile

    (@nearlynubile)


    I want to use Gmail to send email from our site.

    Settings are straightforward:

    SMTP server: smtp.gmail.com
    Port: 465
    Mail ID: admin@mysite.com
    Password: <correct password>

    But in the debug mode, I see this error when a contact form is submitted on our website:

    SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Unable to find the socket transport “ssl” – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (5)

    How can I debug this? Maybe my firewall settings — I use CSF/LFD on my WHM/Cpanel server. Quite a common setup?

    Much appreciate any help!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/configure-smtp/

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  • Actually I fixed it by installing the SSL module (OpenSSL) via my WHM’s “EasyApache”. That enables the option automatically in PHP.INI, and the email is working. Hope this helps someone in the future.

    Thanks so much for a very simple, clear, straightforward plugin!

    inongimke

    (@inongimke)

    Can you give me a little direction on what you did exactly? I really don’t know where to begin, but I need to fix my faulty contact form.

    Where would I find the SSL module?

    wp-mail-smtp plugin not working
    it gives the error

    SMTP -> ERROR: Failed to connect to server: Unable to find the socket transport “ssl” – did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP? (44727936)
    The following From address failed: anoopdhiman123@gmail.com

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