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[resolved] Users Not Receiving Activation Email (16 posts)

  1. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    A friend just attempting to register an account on my website, but did not receive an activation email.

  2. Try to register with a secondary email and see if you get the emails.

  3. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What do you mean by a secondary email exactly? We've tried registering using various email addresses if that's what you mean?

  4. I mean you make a second email account (gmail, whatever) and see if you can register :)

    Are you, the ADMIN, getting email notifications for comments and registrations?

  5. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    As the admin I have not received any emails.

  6. Ask your host if they allow PHP email.

  7. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am the host. I'm upgrading to WordPress 3.2 now. How can I check if I allow PHP email?

  8. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I think I MAY have found the problem, when editing a site (using the Network dashboard) I can input the mailserver URL, login, pass and port. Should I change these, are they for incoming or outgoing mail? I use a google apps account for all my email.

  9. WordPRess uses phpmail() on the server itself. If that's not running, then that is why you're getting no mail sent or received.

  10. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How can I check if phpmail is running?

  11. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I just found that the PHP mail functions require a working email system, however mine is external, so would you recommend using one of the plugins you listed or installing a basic email system on my server?

    http://www.w3schools.com/PHP/php_ref_mail.asp

  12. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Also, if installing a basic email system on my server is recommend, should I use; Postfix, Exim4, Dovecot Server, Mailman or Mail Filtering (ubuntu mail servers)?

  13. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I'm using that plugin and filled in all the details correctly, but it still will not send the email. This is proving more difficult than I first thought…

  14. Kristian Matthews
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Well, I've installed Postfix mail server on my server and now everything works fine. Thanks for everyones help. Was actually a very simple solution in the end.

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