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Can i use gmail as SMTP server for wsus ?

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Sure - you'll need create a user account for it and use authenticated SMTP, but there's no reason it wouldn't work.

In WSUS, Under Options->Email Notifications, this screen has all the configuration options you should need to set up sending through gmail. For details, see the "Outgoing Mail Server" section on this page. Also, don't forget to tick the "authentication" box and provide your username/password.

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didn't work is there a custom setting ? –  Eddy Sep 3 '10 at 20:35
    
See my above edits. –  EEAA Sep 3 '10 at 20:50
    
if i set port to 465 it give :System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: The operation has timed out. at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.SoapExceptionProcessor.DeserializeAndT‌​hrow(SoapException soapException) at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccessProxy.SendTestEm‌​ail(String emailLanguage, String smtpUserName, String senderEmailAddress, String smtpHostName, Int32 smtpPort, String recipients) at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.EmailNotificationConfiguration.SendTes‌​tEmail() at Microsoft.UpdateServices.UI.SnapIn.Dialogs.EmailNotificationSettingsDialo –  Eddy Sep 3 '10 at 21:25
    
if i set port to 587: System.Net.Mail.SmtpException: Failure sending mail. ---> System.Net.WebException: Unable to connect to the remote server ---> System.Exception: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it 209.85.229.109:587 --- End of inner exception stack trace --- --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.BaseApi.SoapExceptionProcessor.DeserializeAndT‌​hrow(SoapException soapException) at Microsoft.UpdateServices.Internal.DatabaseAccess.AdminDataAccessProxy.SendTestEm‌​ail(String emailLanguage, String smtpUse –  Eddy Sep 3 '10 at 21:26

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