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What if I Want to Send Email from an Ubuntu Server Through Gmail?

I've written before about getting email to send from dumb devices through a Windows Server host to gmail (Google Apps). That works fine in a lot of small offices because there is often a Windows Server sitting around somewhere, even if just for file services.

However, there are times when you DON'T have a Windows Server around and need to send email through a Linux server.

Here's what I do when I want to send email via gmail (Google Apps) and I have an Ubuntu box available...

Ricoh MP C3000 Won't Send Scans Via Gmail or Google Apps

I just lost 3 hours of my life I'll never get back because after upgrading a client to Google Apps, I couldn't get their Ricoh MP C3000 to send scans via email!


I've used gmail and Ricoh printers for, like, forever, and haven't had a problem with either, but neither one wanted to place nice when I tried to point the Ricoh at gmail.

I scanned forums, manuals, and tried all of the settings that work fine on the other setups I've had. I checked AT&T, Google, and Ricoh sites for info, but no joy.

It turned out to be pretty simple, and then not...

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