Problems with sending email notifications have been on on going problem for Homegenie users throughout the various releases of Linux, particularly Raspberry Pi users on Raspbian. They were working on Wheezy then stopped. Some are having problems in Jessie. For me Stretch is sending emails at the moment but I don’t know how long that will last.
The problems always seem to relate to SSL security certs. Updates to the Mono project seem to trigger these problems. I am currently using email notification in a different application and have never had problems with this. All we are trying to do is have Homegenie send an email to a specified address. In that other application I’m running I use Port 25 with no SSL yet Homegenie will not send an email using Port 25. It only allows us to use Port 587 with SSL and insists on credentials verification.
Does anyone know why email sending was implemented in this way. Could we have another look at how email sending is implemented in Homegenie and maybe we could redesign this feature so it will work for everyone.