I tried sending an email with my gmail account and it worked:
$config = Array( 'protocol' => 'smtp', 'smtp_host' => 'ssl://smtp.googlemail.com', 'smtp_port' => 465, 'smtp_user' => 'email@example.com', 'smtp_pass' => 'xxxxxx', 'mailtype' => 'html', 'charset' => 'iso-8859-1' ); $this->load->library('email', $config); $this->email->set_newline("\r\n"); $this->email->from($this->input->post('email')); $this->email->to('firstname.lastname@example.org'); $this->email->subject('Email From user'); $this->email->message('You have received an email from a user.'); $result = $this->email->send();
However, I need to get it running on another server. Now the actual email address that the email is sent to is the actual name of the site: email@example.com. But when I try sending it to this email, it doesn't work. The site is hosted on rackspace cloud, but I am not sure if the email is serviced through rackspace cloud. And the guy to ask wouldn't know the answer. Is there a way to find out where the email is being serviced because I need an smtp username and password in order to send the email.
thanks for response