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How does Mail work (11 posts)

  1. overshee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How do I get the mailing functions of wordpress to work?

  2. Michael Bishop

    Posted 7 years ago #

    First, if you haven't read through this Blog_by_Email

    Also, you might want to look at this new service.

    http://www.blogmailr.com/

  3. overshee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Will this also send stuff passwords to users signing up and stuff like that?

  4. Michael Bishop

    Posted 7 years ago #

    I misunderstood the question, and thought you were asking about blogging by email.

    Can you be more specific with what "mailing functions" you are having problems with?

  5. overshee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well wordpress sends out emails containing a subscriber's password. That feature doesn't seem to work, I assume I have to configure it. How do I do this?

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    WordPress, by default, uses whatever PHP has been configured to use (typically sendmail).

    Some hosts, however, disable or don't configure outbound mail at all. However, if you search a bit you'll find some SMTP/mail plugins that you can use.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    First thing might be to check with your host to see if they do have sendmail (or something else, depending) configured.

  8. overshee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    How do I configure said PHP though? Where is it?

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Unless you own the server, you don't. Your host does.

  10. overshee
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have a wamp server (www.wampserver.com) set up, running off my home computer

  11. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, you probably want to do some searching (here and perhaps google) and learn how to tweak php.ini to send mail.
    I'd say it's a safe bet that your windows machine won't be running sendmail.

    Oh wait, here's a post I started about a year ago that might be useful: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/49346?replies=5

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