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WP wont send emails (9 posts)

  1. MAVIC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've installed WP probably 50 times and each time it has sent emails by default, except for enom which disables any sort of sendmail.

    For the first time I'm trying to host with pair.com. They use qmail instead of sendmail, but I'm not sure if that makes any difference. I've got WP installed and running, but it wont send emails.

    Any ideas why or where to begin with troubleshooting? I contacted pair support but they said they don't provide support for issues related to WordPress.

    Thanks

  2. Pinoy.ca
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    50? Are you sure? Try it one more time. ;)

    Yes it makes a difference. Your host has to do something to let PHP send mail through qmail. Go leave your host because they refuse to support your site. Grr.

    Good luck!

  3. Pinoy.ca
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

  4. MAVIC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I setup a basic php mail script to see if it would send email. It does. So sendmail seems to be working fine on the host, at least with the basic mail() script. But it's not working with WP 2.8.4.

  5. MAVIC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    So I even grabbed the PHPMailer script WP uses and gave it a try. It has a demo script and that worked fine.

    I did a second install of WP and it also wont send emails.

  6. Pinoy.ca
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow. What I would do at this point is to compare source codes. WordPress is obviously doing something different from your PHPMailer demo script.

    Good luck!

  7. MAVIC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah, I looked at the WP script and unfortunately it's been customized enough I can't really tell where the issue is. I'm not very strong in PHP.

  8. MAVIC
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone else have an idea on this? It's really important I get this working, and I don't have an SMTP option I want to use.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

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