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  • I have WordPress installed on Windows 2003/ IIS 6. Email is not working. I see no place to enter the mail server’s name and authentication, other than to set up posting via email, which I don’t want to do.

    Do I need to enter the information there to get the regular email functions working?

    Or is there a workaround for Windows?

    Thanks, Grandma

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  • Hey there, Grandma! 🙂

    Windows… oh, boy…

    …php.ini might need a little lovin’ on this one. I will assume the following:

    A) this server is under your complete control
    B) you are familiar with php.ini, and
    3) I hate IIS.

    That said:

    If memory serves me correctly, you can take a look in php.ini. There should be a section very similar to this:

    [mail function]
    ; For Win32 only.
    SMTP = localhost
    smtp_port = 25

    ; For Win32 only.
    ;sendmail_from = me[at]example[dot]com

    If you substitute your smtp server and e-mail information (the info your isp gave you for your e-mail account), I think php will probably send your mail. Don’t forget to un-comment the lines listed above when done.

    On the other hand, if this isn’t relevant, and you are trying to use Windows SMTP services as well, then please ignore me completely. It’s just been one of those days… (Did I mention I hate IIS)?

    Good luck!!


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