Using Gmail as a Crowd Mail Server

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This page describes using Gmail for an outgoing mail server. It requires importing Gmail's SSL certificate.

Configuring GMail for Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  1. Download OpenSSL:
  2. Import the SSL certificate from Gmail:
    Windows: Double-click the openssl file from the directory that gets installed. Run:

     s_client \-connect 

    Linux: Run:

    openssl s_client \-connect 
  3. From the output, you want only the alphanumeric string between the lines which say 'BEGIN CERTIFICATE' and 'END CERTIFICATE' (inclusive). Copy the results into a file called gmail.cert using your favorite text editor.           
  4. Exit the openssl prompt, and return to your Java installation's bin directory. Import the cert into your keystore:

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    From Sun´s Documentation on Keytool:
    A keystore is created whenever you use a -genkey, -import, or -identitydb command to add data to a keystore that doesn't yet exist. More specifically, if you specify, in the -keystore option, a keystore that doesn't yet exist, that keystore will be created. If you don't specify a -keystore option, the default keystore is a file named .keystore in your home directory. If that file does not yet exist, it will be created."


     keytool \-import \-alias \-keystore $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/cacerts \-file C:\path\to\gmail.cert 


     sudo keytool \-import \-alias \-keystore $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security/cacerts \-file /path/to/gmail.cert 
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    The default keystore password is 'changeit'.

  5. Configure the JNDI Resource as described on Configuring your Mail Server

If you receive an error using the port 465 please give it a try using the port 587.

To avoid spamming some network providers are not allowing standard ports to send mail.

Last modified on Nov 12, 2018

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