Configuring Mail Server Within Confluence (O365)



I'm attempting to configure a mail server within our locally installed Confluence, but I'm receiving the below error when I send a test mail:


"An error has occurred with sending the test email:
com.atlassian.mail.MailException: com.sun.mail.smtp.SMTPSendFailedException: 550 5.7.60 SMTP; Client does not have permissions to send as this sender []"


I have successfully set up a mail server within our Jira instance that's using the same credentials/hostname information with no issues. Any ideas as to what the problem may be?


As always thank you guys for your help, I really appreciate it.

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Daniel Eads Community Champion Oct 23, 2017

Hi Zebadiah,

If your JIRA is working and you expect to use the same account, let's try pulling the credentials from your JIRA. Run this SQL command to fetch the username/password of your SMTP server from JIRA's database:

select * from mailserver where server_type = 'smtp';

The mailusername and mailpassword columns are what you're going to want to double-check, but go ahead and take a peek at the rest of the values to make sure everything else matches in Confluence as well. Try copying the password directly from the SQL results into the Confluence settings just in case there was a mistype somewhere along the way.

Hope solves it, but if not, we'll keep troubleshooting!


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Thank you, Daniel!


This got me what I needed!

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