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SMTP Authentication (from 5.2)

In Movable Type 5.2, email notifications can now be sent using authenticated SMTP.

<h2>Required Module</h2>
<p>When using the SMTP Authentication feature, the following modules must be installed:</p>

<ul>
    <li>Net::SMTP::SSL</li>
</ul>
<p>Necessary when using SSL via SMTP Authentication</p>
<ul>
    <li>Net::SMTP::TLS</li>
</ul>
<p>Necessary when using TLS via SMTP Authentication</p>

<h2>Settings</h2>

<p>After installing Movable Type 5.2, please select "SMTP server" and check the <strong>[Use SMTP Auth]</strong> option on the Install Wizard's screen. Then fill in the following required fields for SMTP Authentication:</p>

<a href="http://www.movabletype.org/beta/52/images/SMTAuthEn.png"><img alt="SMTAuthEn.png" src="http://www.movabletype.org/assets_c/2012/07/SMTAuthEn-thumb-500x665-19815.png" width="500" height="665" class="mt-image-center" style="text-align: center; display: block; margin: 0 auto 20px;" /></a>

<ul>
    <li>SMTP Authentication user name</li>
    <li>SMTP Authentication password</li>
    <li>Specify authentication method  (do not use SSL / use SSL / use STARTTLS)</li>
</ul>

<p><em>Note:</em> the selective options (do not use SSL / use SSL / use STARTTLS) will only appear if the necessary module has already been installed.</p>

<p>SMTP Authentication can also be enabled after installation. Simply modify the mt-config.cgi file and add the needed Configuration Directives. For more information, please see the related Configuration Directives document.</p>

<ul>
    <li><a href="http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/appendices/config-directives/smtpport.html">SMTPPort</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/appendices/config-directives/smtpuser.html">SMTPUser</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/appendices/config-directives/smtppassword.html">SMTPPassword</a></li>
    <li><a href="http://www.movabletype.org/documentation/appendices/config-directives/smtpauth.html">SMTPAuth</a></li>
</ul>
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1 Comment

Mark Carey

Mark Carey on November 9, 2012, 7:41 a.m. Reply

Seems like Authen::SASL is also required….

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