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Does email function work? (8 posts)

  1. btvbill
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Where do you setup the POP3 email address? I looked in the config file and there's nothing there. I entered it in the Options > Writing section but is there somewhere else it needs to be?
    When someone tries to request a lost login they get this instead on submit:
    The e-mail could not be sent.
    Possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function...

    As far as I know, my host hasn't disabled anything and the POP3 email works fine.

  2. jrawle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Maybe I'm misinterpreting the question...

    Requesting a lost password has nothing to do with POP3. It sends an e-mail to the user's registered address. This comes straight from your host's server via SMTP, and this is what might not be working. Do you get notifications when a comment needs moderating? (Try turning on this option to test it).

    The POP3 feature lets you make posts by e-mailing a secret POP3 account, which you need to set up somewhere yourself. It's not an account for receiving mail.

  3. btvbill
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks...it appears to be SMTP related as the comment moderation notifications don't work either. Are there any settings, etc. that I need to configure for SMTP within WordPress?

  4. jrawle
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There are no settings as WordPress just uses the host's mail delivery mechanism. If it's not working, you should speak to them.

  5. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Or try the option for php mail...

  6. giggy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Apparently WP is not using the host's mail delivery mechanism "correctly," because the mail server is functioning in full right now but WP can't send mail at all.

    I need to edit SMTP in WP because the host is using smtp relay service from its ISP, not using his own domain smtp server because it's restricted.

    HELP!|

  7. giggy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's working since I edited php.ini file.

  8. BobR
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi giggy

    Where is this file located..? and how did you fix it..?

    Thanks

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