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  • Hi could you help me to solve this problem:

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

    I’m not receiving new user register email or recovery password email at all.
    I tried to set my gmail account settings in the php.ini file but still no luck.


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  • Hi,

    I found this pulg:
    – but why isn’t work without it even if I provide the settings in php.ini file

    Before you use the plugin, it might be best to check with your host to see if they do indeed have the PHP mail() function disabled. You need to identify the real problem before going for a fix.

    Thx for reply ,I have my own VPS. Do I have to just set it as below or is there a separate function to enabled it. Do I have to also provide password and just ‘localhost’ if the mail server is installed on the same server or even that it should be FQDN because if I set just the SMTP server and sendmai_function it doesn’t work with the same error messeage

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

    I am not an expert on this, it looks right to me if you are running a Windows Server. Lots of info comes up in a search, the following might be a useful thread

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