Ghost Breaks After Adding EMail Configuration

I’ve been trying to get ghost to send email for hours now. First I got a permissions error (even though I’m the owner) then after redeploying the container several times that resolved itself. Now when i run the following command:
ghost config --mail SMTP --mailservice Gmail --mailuser user@place.com --mailpass password --mailhost smtp.gmail.com --mailport 465
and restart the docker container, the web interface completely stops working.
I’m running the docker image from:
registry.hub.docker.com/amd64/ghost
On vSphere Integrated Containers.
At this point I’m lost as to why this is happening. I don’t see any issues with the config above, and certainly nothing that should completely break the web server.
I get err_connection_refused in the browser.
Anyone have any ideas??
Thank you!
Edit: I just tested deleting the volume I set for persistent storage of /var/lib/ghost/content, then only ran the following commands:
ghost config url http:// my.website
ghost config --mail SMTP --mailservice Gmail --mailuser user@domain --mailpass password --mailhost smtp. gmail. com --mailport 465
(extra spaces are in the commands since I can only have 3 links in the post)

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