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  • Are there performance benefits for using SMTP Server instead of PHP mail functions in 4.2.5?

    I am adding the newsletter add on from DB on my forum, and would like to know if there are benefits to using SMTP over PHP, or if it is a wash?
    Thanks
    Chris

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    Yes... SMTP is more secure and allows you offload your email to another server for enhanced performance.
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    • #3
      Still true if I use the SMTP server on the same server?

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      • #4
        The security part will still be true. Regular email is plain text transmission. SMTP is encrypted. However, a server only has so many resources so you'll just be moving resources from one application to another if you switch to SMTP.
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        vBulletin 5 Documentation - Updated every Friday. Report issues here.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        I am not currently available for vB Messenger Chats.

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