Google Apps/Gmail GoDaddy Connection Refused Error in WordPress

So, I was working with Contact Form 7 with a client and for the life of me couldn’t get any forms to send to the client’s email which I had setup with Google Apps. The site is hosted on GoDaddy. So after some extensive Googling, it appears that I discovered a possible solution.

Download & Activate WP Mail STMP & configure the settings:

This allowed me to send a test email to my personal gmail account and to the client’s email account associated with the website with no problem but I was still unable to get the contact form to work.

To get Contact Form 7 to work, I had to make one more change:

Instead of using the primary email, I used to temp email Google assigns when an account is created, which you can keep for as long as you want. You can find it in your Google Account. Pretty sure this all have something to do with MX Records, ports and a whole lot of other complicated things that aren’t worth getting into but regardless, it worked…

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