In the Lectora User Guide it’s recommended that you have port 25 wide open with absolutely no restrictions and that you must have a server mail client on that same server that the course is hosted with the relay option enabled that is able to capture the email from port 25. Is this true?
I’m pretty sure you’d have to have your mail server configured to allow unencrypted (no-SASL) connections, which is horribly insecure and results in sending passwords across the internet in clear, or just having un-password-protected email sending.
There’s probably a better alternative, I haven’t needed to do this nor have I done extensive research.
Therese there is no forgiveness needed. I too am fairly new, but very new to pushing Lectora beyond it’s internal capabilities to incorporate HTML and Java coding. PHP I’m not familiar with. I hope someone is able to post a script as you suggested but will do some research myself.
I don’t speak for (or work for) Trivantis, but as a sometime Systems Administrator, it’s not a trivial thing to have scripted email support in 2019. There are lots of antispam measures out there that autoblock mail from unauthenticated servers, and detect script-generated email and block it.
As mentioned upthread, you might be able to do it either in the browser with node.js, or on a server you control with a PHP script.