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does not send registration e-mail - yahoo host (8 posts)

  1. dannsirs
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    does not send registration e-mail - yahoo host
    I installed
    wordpress1.5.2
    onto my website hosted @ geocities(yahoo)
    http://www.mjames.org/wordpress2/
    from the forums found I had to turn it on had to
    1-define('DB_HOST', 'MySQL')
    2 - at yahoo set up for php mail
    3 - still no mail - frustration is stating to set in
    4 - looked for safe mode - was told to edit
    could not find anywhere - in a forum
    5 - Thank you for any help - really appreciate it

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yahoo really don't have a clue do they ...

    When your blog is installed, it sends you an email that gives your login details. If that was not sent, yahoo are at fault, not wordpress. If they are not supplying any help, my advice is to switch hosts.

  3. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh - it has nothing whatsoever to do with safe mode.

  4. febwa1976
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Fortunately / unfortunately I host at yahoo. I now have 3 blogs up and I get registration emails for all of them. I also get comments notification email etc without doing anything more than the 5 minute install. What I have not yet figured out is how to get the contact form Ryanduff to work.

  5. Polock
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    if your server is hosted on your box, You need to edit the php.ini file

    -- FIND --
    SMTP =
    -- REPLACE --
    SMTP = "your smtp server" (eg) mail.yourserver.com

    -- FIND --
    sendmail_from =
    -- REPLACE --
    sendmail_from = "Your email address" (eg) webmaster@yourserver.com

    This worked for me

    enviorment
    Apache2
    php4.X.X
    mysql

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Polock, read before you post your canned reply. In the title of this topic says "yahoo host" - not your box.

  7. citeewurkor
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    dannsirs, I used Yahoo hosting for six months before I finally pulled all my hair out. (not that I had much to begin with...)
    Seriously, Yahoo + WordPress = insanity.

    I had the same problem with Yahoo not sending any mail for registered users. They also didn't support the subscribe to comments plugin I use. Not to mention their servers are excruciatingly slow...

    After getting the runaround for two months from Yahoo customer "support", I finally just went to bluehost. They had me up and running in under 24 hours. I know this probably isn't what you want to hear.....

  8. brittanie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    See if this thread helps you at all. I've been using Yahoo for the past year and this is the only problem I've had with them. Their help pages specifically state that in order to run PHP mail, the address you are sending OR receiving from must be an e-mail within your domain. I changed the suggested lines in my pluggablefunctions.php file and everything works perfectly now.

    Not sure if this will help but it's a super quick fix, so it's worth a try.

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