Gmail integration with vtiger CRM

Those of you with GMail accounts will be happy to see that you can now both receive and send emails using your GMail account. vtiger CRM 5.0.4 supports SSL enabled SMTP and IMAP access which is required to use GMail for sending and receiving emails.

For fetching mails from your GMail account, incoming mail settings should be configured as explained in the 5.0.4 release notes (see Page 16).

One of the benefits of using IMAP instead of POP for fetching emails is that your GMail folders (in Gmail these are referred to as labels) will be automatically created in vtiger CRM Webmail client and then kept in sync when changes are made. More details about IMAP can be found here . Please note that the incoming mail only works with PHP 5.2 on Windows.

For sending emails using your GMail account, Outgoing mail server settings should be configured. Please refer to Page 15 in the release notes for more details.

We hope you will find this new feature useful. In case you have any issues/suggestions, please let us know in the comments.

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escaliers
Guest
escaliers

super! I can also use an alias on gmail.com with my domain? if ywe, how I must configure it in this situation?

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Make sure IMAP is enabled for your Gmail Account to be used as incoming mail server.

1. Login to your Gmail Account

2. Settings > Forwarding and POP/IMAP > Enable IMAP

Arstan
Guest
Arstan

How about Gmail limitations on the emails? Do they limit number of emails sent out per hour/day?

alh
Guest
alh

If you try to set up the webmail and you have selected SSL and you forgot to open port 993 on your router vtiger will hangup period. No error message given, no timeout, nothing. You can not do anything. The only way back is to shut down the webserver and start vtiger back. I think that is a bug. I mean even if you didn’t have the port open, vtiger shouldn’t just stop working completely.

Someone please test that let us know if they see the same problem or did I miss something.

Thanks
AL

Neptune
Guest
Neptune

Hi!

This is useful. Thnx!
Though, I have a problem with the mails. VTiger only shows a few words of every e-mails. It cuts down the mails, I don’t know why, I have searched to find a solution for this problem. Maybe you guys can help me.

It happens not only with the gmail letters, but any other letters too. If I click on the full mail button, the same happens, I can’t see the whole text. Please help!

Adrienn

Neptune
Guest
Neptune

Hi!

This is useful. Thnx!
Though, I have a problem with the mails. VTiger only shows a few words of every e-mails. It cuts down the mails, I don’t know why, I have searched to find a solution for this problem. Maybe you guys can help me.

It happens not only with the gmail letters, but any other letters too. If I click on the full mail button, the same happens, I can’t see the whole text. Please help!

Adrienn

P.s.: I have sent this comment once before, but I cant see it on the page, so I sent it again, sorry if it is duplicated.

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Hi Artsan,

How about Gmail limitations on the emails? Do they limit number of emails sent out per hour/day?

There are some limitations when using Gmail Outgoing server, for more details look at the discussions on the following links:

http://www.labnol.org/internet/email/gmail-daily-limit-sending-bulk-email/2191/
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http://www.amitbhawani.com/blog/google-gmail-maximum-email-sending-limits/

Regards,
Prasad
vtiger Team

Hudson
Guest
Hudson

Thank you man! Very nice VTiger Team!

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Hi AL,

When vtiger fails to connect to mail server, after several attempts you should return back to Webmail main page which request you to check the server details and configured.

Would be nice if you can report the issue on http://trac.vtiger.com with description on how to reproduce the issue and a screenshot of vtiger.

This can help us going forward.

Regards,
Prasad
vtiger Team

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Hi Neptune,

Would be nice if you can report the issue on http://trac.vtiger.com with description on how to reproduce the issue and a screenshot of vtiger.

Regards,
Prasad
vtiger Team

Helsen
Guest
Helsen

Hi!

The function is working correctly.
But my gmail account in 7000 MB and had almost exceeded the limit of my hosting.

Where delete the thousands of emails? In the database or in a file?

Thankful

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Hi Helsen,

Your Inbox emails are read from IMAP server. It is not stored in database or file.

Regards,
Prasad
vtiger Team

Prince
Guest
Prince

Hi,

I’m having problems getting this to work… im running vtiger on xampp (on an xp sp2 machine).

It just say cant send the mail to admin (me, i’m sure my email is correct)… How can i validate if vtiger is in fact able to connect to the gmail account? (i tried the vtiger logs, nothing there or i dont know where to look)

TIA,
Prince

Rudy Teng
Guest
Rudy Teng

Hi Sreenivas

I read above configuration which you said “Please note that the incoming mail only works with PHP 5.2 on Windows.” Does it mean the vtigerCRM shall be installed Windows OS with PHP5.2, how about if our server id Linux? Looking forward to hear from you.

Rudy

Prasad
Admin
Prasad

Hi Rudy,

Gmail conversation happens with IMAP over SSL.

You will need to have your PHP enabled with IMAP and OpenSSL either on windows or linux.

OpenSSL with IMAP was found not working with PHP 5.1 or below versions on Windows. Hence we recommended PHP 5.2

On Linux PHP 5.1 should work fine.

Regards,
Prasad
vtiger Team

Esteban
Guest
Esteban

hi everyone

when i setup the incoming server, then email module is blank, just appears the headders. I read some of if you change in the URL module=Webmail for mudule=Email this works but you have to do it every time. Someone know how can i fix this?

thanks

Camilo cano
Guest
Camilo cano

me funciono mil gracias

Pedro
Guest
Pedro

I would like to have an outgoing mail server for each vtiger user. We use Google Apps, so we have our own Gmail domain, but we don’t like sharing an unique outgoing account.

A CRM should have a way to register the outgoing mailing activity for each user!!

Do you know how to do that? Is there any plugin for that (even if it is just valid for Outlook :p)

Thanks!

c.k. pithawalla institute of management
Guest
c.k. pithawalla institute of management

Thank you for the information…

Rickyc
Guest
Rickyc

I would sign on with Vtiger if it had better email integration with imap and multiple accounts. right now it’s a deal breaker. I would be happy to pay for support, and pay for development of modules, but the lack of concern for multiple email accounts sends me running away every time. I can’t run my businesses on one email account, and dont want something external. I sure don’t want sugar but guess I have no choice now…

BillyBob
Guest
BillyBob

Zoho has multiple email accounts, why not vtigger?

Randy0678
Guest
Randy0678

Zoho is the paid for version of Vtiger. They say it is not, but it is. It’s the same group of guys, those guys at AdventNet. If they put in multiple email accounts, no one would need zoho

Kim Kommando
Guest
Kim Kommando

But don’t they charge for Vtiger support, I mean, if you don’t want to wait days for support, or call someone, isnt it several hundred dollars for support? So AdventNet gets the money either way.

TightWadd
Guest
TightWadd

For $3 a month, you might as well buy Zoho. And put all your contacts on their webserver somewhere in India and hope it doesn’t go down. Or the transatlantic cable doesn’t get cut. Again….

exotech
Guest
exotech

I followed this setup and I get the confirmation email. but non of my users including admin can email contacts. I keep getting a pop up telling me to check the outgoing server link.

I am running vtiger 5.2 on a windows 2008 server, with php5.2 I think.
I am running exchange 2007 on an internal server, not the same server as vtiger, I have tried every security option including none that exchange has, then I tried the above setup and still no joy.

Would welcome any suggestions.
Thank you,

S.Sivakumar
Guest
S.Sivakumar

Thanks for Vtiger Team,

S.Sivakumar
Guest
S.Sivakumar

How do Configure other mails link yahoo & rediff

Thank you,

Stephane
Guest
Stephane

Thx Sreenivas, these instructions worked perfectly for me. thank-you for taking the time to post instructions with screenshots, that helps big time!

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