Well this morning I said I was going to start working on a simple SMTP extension for Magento. The weather was completely stink here in Auckland so I ended up making the ASchroder.com SMTP Pro Magento extension this afternoon you can get it from Magento Connect. It’s a development release and I’m seeking feedback on it from people willing to give it a try.
It has several features over the older SMTP extensions available for Magento.
- supports self testing right from the Magento admin UI
- logs friendly messages if you enable logging in var/log
- has helpful comments to guide you when configuring
- supports Magento built in newsletters
Several people have asked me to open my Google Apps / Gmail Magento extension up to support other SMTP servers. I worried that once I added extra configuration options to my extension, the simplicity and ease of use would be lost. I decided to separate the two extensions so that those who just want to send using gmail or Google Apps, do not need to know anything about TLS, Authentication or what port to send on (it’s 587 if you care…). So that’s why I have made this Magento SMTP extension, I’ll be supporting it as best I can, just as I do with my Google Apps and Gmail extension.
Here is a screenshot of the configuration dialog:
And also a screenshot of a successful self test result:
If you have any comments, suggestions or feedback, please let me know.