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I am not being able to send e-mails through EE (I am using version 2.1.3 Build 20101220).

I just want my application to relay to an external SMTP server.

I am editing both these files: \expressionengine\libraries\EE_Email.php \codeigniter\system\libraries\Email.php

Is there any other file to look at?

Best regards,

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Why are you hacking core files? Why not just set the mail preferences to use SMTP?

Go to Admin->Email Configuration, select SMTP for your email protocol and enter any necessary authentication info in the fields provided.

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    For sure. I can't think of one instance I would recommend on this site to hack the EE core, let alone the CodeIgniter core. – Justin Kimbrell May 2 '13 at 17:47
  • Need to use a port other than 25 when sending Email via SMTP. Yes, modifying a core file is bad, but sometimes when your hands are cuffed you got to do what you got to do. That being said this probably not the case here. – th3mus1cman May 5 '13 at 19:03
  • You can simply add the port number to the hostname in the SMTP set up within the EE control panel. For instance, I'm using Mandrill with a project I'm currently working on and have set the SMTP hostname to smtp.mandrillapp.com:587 it works perfectly. – foamcow May 6 '13 at 10:46

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