#30 trying to use blat 261 with gmail accounts

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nobody
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2008-03-15
2007-02-22
boomer400
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Is there a way to configure blat to use gmail accounts? It seems that gmail accounts require the TLS (use secure connection) option to be selected when connecting. I don't see any TLS switch to configure on the 261 html doc. I have sent successfully using a yahoo account so I know my batch is working successfully otherwise. I prefer to use the gmail though.

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  • boomer400

    boomer400 - 2007-02-22

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    Addition/Correction : The forementioned yahoo account was actually through pacbell which allows apparently plain auth logons whereas yahoo only accounts (smtp.mail.yahoo.com) does not. Apparently yahoo only accounts require the ssl to be enabled. Does this mean I need to have an ssl port with something like stunnel or such? Can anyone verify this and/or walk me through such a setup?

     
  • Chip

    Chip - 2008-03-15

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    Use stunnel to provide the encryption. Stunnel is freely available from stunnel.org. I use it here at home to access my AT&T mail. If you search the Yahoo mailing list (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/blat/) for stunnel, you will find instructions and my stunnel.conf file. It would be a simple change to stunnel.conf to use it with gmail.

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  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    OK, this request can be closed; I figured it out a while ago and never got back to closing the request. Used the stunnel setup and am now successfully sending out program completion messaging for notifications. Thanks, Chip!

     
  • boomer400

    boomer400 - 2008-03-15

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    figured this out a while ago and never got back to close the request. Thanks to Stunnel.org and Chip from the yahoo group for helping everyone out.

     
  • boomer400

    boomer400 - 2008-03-15
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