4 years ago

Email - Connection refused #111

Posted 4 years ago by ralee

Hi i am stuck for awhile now, hoping some one can help me out here.

I have these configurations on my homestead which works fine, its succesfully sending emails

    'driver' => env('MAIL_DRIVER', 'smtp'),
    'host' => env('MAIL_HOST', 'smtp.office365.com'),
    'port' => env('MAIL_PORT', 587),
    'from' => ['address' => 'info@minghan.sg', 'name' => 'Minghan'],
    'encryption' => 'tls',
    'username' => env('MAIL_USERNAME'),
    'password' => env('MAIL_PASSWORD'),
    'sendmail' => '/usr/sbin/sendmail -bs',
    'pretend' => false,


But when i put the site onto my live server (Godaddy - Shared Hosting) it stopped working and returns this error instead - Connection could not be established with host smtp.office365.com [Connection refused #111]

  1. I have called Godaddy and they have enabled remote email
  2. ports are not blocked.

I am quite lost at the moment & I chance upon this http://stackoverflow.com/questions/15649193/swiftmail-smtp-error

-> Apparently the problem is that there is no mail server installed. So you have to find the server of your choice and to install it. I used postfix and installed it in the following way: sudo apt-get install postfix.

Should i try this? I am not a expert in linux. I am afraid i might screw up my server.

Is there anyone with similar experience? Please guide me through.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers, Ralee

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