I tried using the google apps email I have for notifications but it doesn't work, has anyone tried to do this yet?
I am on a dedicated server and still learning all of this. Right now I had to keep email on my server so it will send out emails - but I use google apps for the 'same' exact email account receive and sending. I just don't get any notifications of the xenforo notification emails or anything unless i login via the servers webmail.Yep, and was able to get it to work fine.
What problem are you having with it?
You have to use the same email address in the default email address as the authentication information if I remember correctly.
Are you running on a VPS or shared hosting?
If VPS, why not just set Postfix up to relay to your gmail apps account and then use the native PHP function?
Very simple to do... and one of the easies guides (written for Debian but should work for CentOS) I've found is located at http://blog.bobbyallen.me/2013/12/30/using-gmail-with-postfix-as-an-smtp-relay/.No idea how to 'set Postfix up to relay to your gmail apps account and then use the native PHP function' as you mentioned....
what would be the best bet for what i need? I don't really want to keep mail on my server anymore...