SMTP Error (535): Authentication failed in Roundcube Webmail

SMTP Error (535): Authentication failed in Roundcube Webmail

If you are a Roundcube Webmail user, you might have faced this error and may have stuck when you have to send an urgent email. You need not worry, and if you are an admin you will be able to easily resolve it. 

if you are sending mails from Round Cube and while trying you are getting this error.

“SMTP Error (535): Authentication failed”

All you got to do to fix this is to make a change  in the RoundCube config file. In a normal server, roundcube config file, can be accessed through this path:  “/usr/share/roundcube/config/”

To fix the error you are getting, you will need to change the below value and save the config file.

$rcmail_config[‘smtp_user’] = ‘%u’;


$rcmail_config[‘smtp_user’] = ”;

Now, this should fix your issues and you should be able to send mails without any issues. 

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