Ruby on Rails ActionMailer Configuration for Namecheap Private E-mail

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Ever try setting up Ruby on Rails to use Namecheap's private e-mail to no avail. Me too. Finally figured out some settings that made things work.

First off, for your smtp settings:

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = { :address => 'mail.privateemail.com', :port => 26, :user_name => 'username@domain.com, :password => 'yourpassword, :authentication => :plain, :enable_starttls_auto => true }

Of course, you can throw everything into environment variables.

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :smtp config.action_mailer.smtp_settings = { :address => ENV['SMTP_SERVER'], :port => ENV['SMTP_PORT'], :user_name => ENV['SMTP_USER'], :password => ENV['SMTP_PASSWORD'], :authentication => :plain, :enable_starttls_auto => true }

But the key thing here, or at least the thing that's unusual is PORT 26!!! It's right there in Namecheap's documentation but they say if you're going to use starttls - you must use port 26. That was the main thing that I seemed to stumble on. The other settings are very similar to say GMail settings.

Also, I did set my "from" address in my Mailer class to match my domain which may or may not have helped - I was too lazy to do a controlled experiment on that.

Anyway, hope that helps some peeps.

Casey Li
CEO & Founder, BiteSite