View Full Version : help! php email using google smtp

11-12-2010, 10:48 PM
i have tried several different tutorials, i can't find anything that explains EVERY step for a beginner.

I need help making this work:

with this:

please help, i am pulling my hair out. i have spent over a week trying to get this one thing to work. i have no idea what i'm doing. my webhost is megabyet.net

11-12-2010, 10:52 PM
yikes, well i dont know if that specific one is the one that you really want but there is an smtp email script for php from pear that will send emails through an smtp server. if you get the package on your site i can help you set it up from there. If you have a webhost like bluehost or something like that you usually can install the packages from there or you can go to the pear website. Hope this helps.

11-12-2010, 11:33 PM
what is the link to the pear website?

i have the phpmailer files and folders.

i have found a lot of scripts for smtp use, what i need help is getting one to work with a form. i need someone to show me how. i would be happy with any script that doesn't let bots in. i just need a working email form for my site. the sendmail thing won't work with my host. they say it does but it doesn't.

i will put whatever you tell me i need to on my host if you will show me how to set it up. please please. i very much appreciate any help anyone can give me.

11-12-2010, 11:55 PM

11-13-2010, 12:09 AM
ty very much. i will follow this through and see if i can get an end result. it says that it's very easy to configure. thanks!

11-13-2010, 06:10 AM

i downloaded gbcf-v3, uploaded it, passed the validation.php part, all my file permissions are correct, but i can't open the form.php page as instructed to do so on step 7 of the readme file in the main directory of gbcf-v3.

i'm getting this error in my browser: Direct File Access Prohibited

i can't seem to find any information on this in the faq at the site or on the net.

anyone know what is wrong?

11-15-2010, 10:23 PM
i have everything set up properly. i have exhausted the faq and a few other forums on this. my form is loading in my custom page. my form tests are coming back successful, but i am not receiving the emails in google. can someone help me?