Using g-mail for mass mailings

From: Rod-Lists 
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I been tasked to figure out how to send receipts via e-mail.
I look at the documentation and all I need is a SMTP mail server and port # to punch in.
Problem, like many organizations we handle our mail via Gmail.
We have our own domain. But I was wondering (1)if gmail allows outside apps to access its functionality and (2) won't a spam flag get tripped if I do a mass mailing?

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ use the SMTP server for your ISP. Comcast, epb, etc... Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 port # to punch in. apps to access its functionality and (2) won't a spam flag get tripped = if I do a mass mailing?

=============================================================== From: Sean Brewer ------------------------------------------------------ 1) Yes, the settings you should be using are: server: smtp.gmail.com port: 587 domain: gmail.com username: myloginwhatever@gmail.com If they are using GMail with Google Apps for Business, then they have their own name probably, so replace gmail.com only in the domain and username section *not* the server. The server is always smtp.gmail.com Also, you should enable TLS via whatever you use to send the mail. 2) This can definitely happen, and disable account. Probably more likely if it's not a Apps for Business GMail account.

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 1) If your app can authenticate, yes. 2) I would most certainly hope so, but based on the amount of bullshit in my spam filters get originating from authenticated gmail accounts, I'm going to say most likely not.... Regards, dtb - -- "Some things in life can never be fully appreciated nor understood unless experienced firsthand. Some things in networking can never be fully understood by someone who neither builds commercial networking equipment nor runs an operational network." RFC 1925 -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://www.enigmail.net/ iEYEARECAAYFAlB8iQAACgkQABP1RO+tr2RbswCeLH/zGX2bahXJ88x4UWN0PV7I 2xsAn3oMq5Q9YftPHdAlG3uRicDy0TtI =UI+l -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: wes ------------------------------------------------------ gmail has very specific rules about email volume: https://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81126 -wes

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ Set up SPF records for your domain or a sub domain and set up your own SMTP server. Or you could use a script I wrote call Setmail that can act as an open relay. Set it up on an internal server and only allow outbound access. I wrote it to use in Phishing campaigns for social engineering tests. Stephen Haywood Information Security Consultant W: www.averagesecurityguy.info T: @averagesecguy gmail has very specific rules about email volume: https://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=81126 -wes

=============================================================== From: Nick Smith ------------------------------------------------------ Google apps (maybe gmail as well?) will only let you send 2000 emails a day, after that you can only receive for a 24 hour period. http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=166852 On Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 6:39 PM, Stephen Haywood wrote:

=============================================================== From: "Alex Smith (K4RNT)" ------------------------------------------------------ I haven't used it, but Amazon Web Services has a service that sounds like what you're looking for: http://aws.amazon.com/ses/ Simple E-Mail Service, or SES. I can't say much about it, I don't hear about it very much, so I can't vouch for if it fits your requirements. Good luck in your search. :)

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ A high-tech company I know sends out 600+ emails a day via gmail with a copyrighted LGPL php class. The top of the script is shown below... # Class: SMTP # Author: aldo of http://mschat.net/ # This class can be used to send email with SMTP instead of mail(). # Here is an example of how to use it: # require('SMTP.class.php'); # $smtp = new SMTP(SMTP

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Sarcasm noted. :) You could just use Mail and Net