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Lost password not working. Need SMTP but I am locked out. (3 posts)

  1. donmak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I just installed a WordPress install successfully, and had the admin password emailed to my inbox. The next day my laptop crashed and I lost only the previous day's email.

    I tried to do a lost password request but get the following error:

    ERROR:
    the e-mail could not be sent.
    possible reason: your host may have disabled the mail() function...

    I spoke to my webhost and they told me to use SMTP instead of PHP Mail()

    That's fine, except I can't just add a plug-in; because I don't have access to the WP-Admin area right now. (Because I don't have a password)

    Is there somewhere that I can just change a string in an existing flat file.

    I searched the help files here on WP Support and I noticed some people mentioning to put something in PHP.INI, but no one ever says what to put there.

    Bearing in mind I cannot use a plugin right now, in what file should I specify my SMTP server?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    DM

  2. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Do you have phpMyAdmin with your host? http://www.tamba2.org.uk/wordpress/phpmyadmin/ will show you how to manually reset your password.

  3. donmak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That worked. Thanks a bunch!

    -dm

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