Trying to use Email Piping with Google Apps and WHMCS
Email Piping: Google Apps - WHMCS Documentation
I am trying to connect gmail and my WHMCS using POP. However, I am getting the error they mentioned:
I ran a telnet command and it connected fine, and I unblocked Google's IP (188.8.131.52 - that's the IP SSH gave me when connecting) on the Firewall. But it's still not working.
An Error Occurred: Can't connect to gmail-pop.l.google.com,995: Connection refused and Host: pop.gmail.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org An Error Occurred: Too many login failures
1. Check that your server's firewall isn't blocking traffic to google.
2. To make absolutely sure that your server's firewalls are not blocking your connection attempts, run this telnet command from your server: telnet gmail-pop.l.google.com 995
The page also mentioned this:
I am really hoping that is not the case, since I have no way of contacting Google (what a bullshit company), and I really don't want to learn how to use my server's mail.
This can be another 'gotcha' as well. Often times this is overlooked by users and, also, server admins. If that command succeeds and no other firewall restrictions are in place, then your connection is unobstructed on your server side.
1. If you are still having issues after verifying the suggested troubleshooting steps above, then you will need to contact google or visit their discussion forums for Google Apps. It is possible they may be blocking your server from accessing their mail servers.
Can anybody please help me out or give me alternate suggestions?