THL Toolbox > Developers' Zone > Ruby On Rails Development > Using the Mail Server
Contributor(s): Andres Montano, Heiser Mazariegos
The mail server for thlib.org using gmail is complete and works. This is the info:
|Incoming Mail (POP3) Server - requires SSL||pop.gmail.com|
Use SSL: Yes
|Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server - requires TLS3 or SSL||smtp.gmail.com (use authentication)|
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
|Password:||Same as sds-deployer|
The plan is to use the mailer to send e-mails FROM this account and when sending to the administrators also TO this account. From within gmail, all e-mail received by firstname.lastname@example.org will be automatically forwarded to email@example.com . This way, the whole mail server stuff is outsourced and we don't use our own resources to manage it, there is impersonification involved (what appears in the header of the e-mail as the FROM is the actual account where stuff is being sent from) so it shouldn't look suspicious, and if people hit reply, it will make it to firstname.lastname@example.org anyways. An added plus is that email@example.com looks nicer, shorter and more professional! To make it clear, nobody actually needs to log into firstname.lastname@example.org to check for mail. We are just using it as a "forwarding service".
Steve, David, and Heiser, if you would like to have @thlib.org e-mail accounts (for actual e-mail, or as administrator accounts to do other stuff within google apps through thlib.org) I can create them.