I'm setting up CF for the first time and trying to get the SMTP email to work with my setup. For several reasons my emailer is a Windows box on the local LAN. It uses self-signed certs which may or may not be part of the problem here, but I want to do a non-SSL connection (because it's local I'm not worried about security) but port 465 is assumed SSL by my server. When connecting to 465 it times out, and my server reports SSL direct-connect failure.
When I change the port to either of the valid non-SSL ports on my server (25 or 125) the forum crashes hard upon save, complaining about incorrect strings. No email is sent.
Fatal error: Uncaught PDOException: SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1366 Incorrect string value: '\xC0\x06\xE7\xD4\x9Cc...' for column 'trace' at row 1 in /var/www/forum/sys/CODOF/Log.php:89