[thelist] PHPMailer can't connect to SMTP host

Nan Harbison nan at nanharbison.com
Tue Jan 29 13:53:41 CST 2008

Hi Folks,

I am setting up PHPMailer on a website hosted on Godaddy. The PHPMailer
program does not appear to be using the mail() function in PHP. Has anyone
used this? Godaddy tells me if I am not using the regular PHP mail()
function, to set the host server to relay-hosting.secureserver.net, but I am
still getting the message:
Mailer Error: SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.
I can't figure out what I am doing wrong and the godaddy help files are
terrible. I have only created simple text emails before using mail().
I am sure my user name and pw are correct.
Here is the code required for the PHPMailer class:
$mail = new PHPMailer();
$mail->IsSMTP();                                          // set mailer to
use SMTP
$mail->Host = "relay-hosting.secureserver.net";     // specify main and
backup server
$mail->SMTPAuth = true;         // turn on SMTP authentication
$mail->Username = "nan at domain.com";      // SMTP username
$mail->Password = "password";                 // SMTP password
$mail->From = "nan at domain.com";
$mail->FromName = "BrainTrust Inc Registration";
$mail->AddAddress("johndoe at gmail.com", "John Doe"); /    / name is optional

$mail->AddReplyTo("nan at domain.com", "BrainTrust Inc");
$mail->WordWrap = 50;                                     // set word wrap
to 50 characters
$mail->IsHTML(true);                                      // set email
format to HTML

Any suggestions?

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