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
//config/mail.php 'driver' => env('MAIL_DRIVER', 'smtp'), 'host' => env('MAIL_HOST', 'smtp.office365.com'), 'port' => env('MAIL_PORT', 587), 'from' => ['address' => 'email@example.com', 'name' => 'Minghan'], 'encryption' => 'tls', 'username' => env('MAIL_USERNAME'), 'password' => env('MAIL_PASSWORD'), 'sendmail' => '/usr/sbin/sendmail -bs', 'pretend' => false, //.env MAIL_DRIVER=smtp MAIL_HOST=smtp.office365.com MAIL_PORT=587 MAIL_USERNAME=*********** MAIL_PASSWORD=***********
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]
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!