Support » Fixing WordPress » mail() deactivated… but actually active

  • Hi there,

    I have two versions of wordpress installed on a server.

    One is at (really )
    The other is in a password-protected directory, (really

    “Public” blog is wordpress 2.0
    “Private” blog has been upgraded to 2.3.2 (with some difficulty — actually had to import everything to a database on another server, wipe everything on this one, reimport… was a mess).

    The public blog sends out notification e-mails as it should (upon sign up, etc).
    On the private blog, however, I get the following message:

    L’e-mail ne peut être envoyé.
    Raison possible : votre hébergeur peut avoir désactivé la fonction mail()…

    (basically: can’t send e-mail, your host might have deactivated mail())

    I know mail() is not deactivated as the other blog is working properly.

    So, I’m wondering if:

    – something I did during the upgrade screw-up might have caused this problem
    – the mail() setup on the server is weird, and something has to be done somewhere to “authorize” a wp install to use it (and I lost that “setting” by upgrading)
    – some other error could be causing this error to appear.

    Help welcome!

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