[Koha] gmail as smtp error

Chris Nighswonger cnighswonger at foundations.edu
Sun Aug 12 03:53:58 NZST 2012

Hi George,

Please always include the list on your emails as you will get more
eyes on the problem as well as everyone benefiting from the answers.

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM, George Mikuchadze <giamik at vfemail.net> wrote:

> Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
>      koha at localhost.localhost or root at localhost.localhost (localhost means
> result of `hostname`  command)
> Technical details of permanent failure:
> DNS Error: Domain name not found

It looks like your hostname is not set to a resolvable domain name.
I'd take a look at the host file to be sure things there are in order.
localhost is definitely not going to resolve on any public network.

> As I understand koha can’t get right patrons email.

As for koha not retrieving patrons' emails correctly, I'm not sure
there either. I would suggest going over the section on notices in the
manual (http://manual.koha-community.org/3.6/en/cronjobsch.html#noticescron)
as there are a variety of options and sysprefs related to notices
which must be properly configured in order for them to work correctly.
My guess is that something is not configured correctly.

> How to configure koha 3.0 (prior to 3.2) to use gmail as smtp server?

This is probably not possible without backporting the mods in this
commit: http://git.koha-community.org/gitweb/?p=koha.git;a=commitdiff;h=d31c1603cca45c4f4b5b9fa8b2a1785e81f6da05

Even then, there may be other issues which crop up.

Kind Regards,

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