PHP

HOW TO FIX MAIL NOT SENDING IN PHP

PHP mail requires an SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) server to send out emails.

WHY IS EMAIL NOT SENT?

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EIther SMTP is not properly configured. OR firewall/anti-virus is blocking mail send.

LINUX sudo apt-get install postfix (OR YUM OR RPM - Whichever is the package manager)

INSTALL LOCAL SMTP SERVER (A)

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PHP.INI Make sure SMTP=localhost

INSTALL LOCAL SMTP SERVER (B)

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PHP.INI For Windows only, also set sendmail_from=YOUR@EMAIL.COM

Just set the SMTP settings in php.ini accordingly. SMTP=HOST.COM smtp_port=PORT NUMBER auth_username=ID@HOST.COM auth_password=PASSWORD

USE REMOTE SMTP SERVER

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Allow SMTP in Windows Firewall, Linux IPTABLES, hardware firewall.

Set exception in anti-virus.

Check spam mail folder.

Set mail.log = PATH/LOG.FILE in php.ini, and see the error messages.

OTHER CAUSES & FIXES

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