Google offers an excellent free email service to website owners where they can use custom domain names (firstname.lastname@example.org) to offer full-fledged Gmail styled email service with personal customization's and branding to their users.
To use Google's SMTP servers for sending emails, webmasters must configure there servers and application/scripts to use it instead of the default SMTP server configured on the system. While configuring the same for this drupal blog using SMTP Authentication Support Module, the following errors were shown resulting in repeated failures.
Warning: fsockopen() [function.fsockopen]:
unable to connect to ssl://smtp.gmail.com:465 (Connection timed out) in SMTP->Connect()