I tried to fix the problem I have by setting up the system to allow for a gmail admin account.
First of all, before testing the functionality of adding a new user, I would delete the test account from the phpbb4_users database table.
According to the documentation on "[HOWTO] Gmail with phpBB3", this is the required settings I need to have:
Use SMTP server for e-mail: Yes
SMTP server address: tls://smtp.gmail.com
SMTP server port: 465
Authentication method for SMTP: PLAIN
SMTP username: firstname.lastname@example.org
SMTP password: Your Password
Since my web site is hosted with an internet service provider, I asked them to help with making the proper settings during an online chat session.
Once they made the changes, here is what I saw when I typed "my domain"/info.php
These are the only settings I found here for SMTP.
But, then when I went to the admin panel on phpbb I found this under CLIENT COMMUNICATIN -> E-mail settings
Above these lines, on this page there are two options for email address.
I assume that both these email address need to be the same thing.
Now, here is the problem. after making all these changes, the test did not work. The admin email address never got tht notice of a new email account.
So, after this test failed, I switched the email addressed listed adjacent to this to be email@example.com
I then tested the creation of a new account now using firstname.lastname@example.org
and the test failed? Should I switch the gmail settings back? What should I switch it to?