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Email won't send through Vanilla - sendmail?

edited March 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I just setup Vanilla and the email won't send out when the users have been accepted. It gives me and error after I accept a user. I read where it uses sendmail. My server doesn't have sendmail setup on it. Is there any other way to work around it to not use sendmail? Wordpress I downloaded a plugin wpphpmailer to work around sendmail and that works great. Any ideas? Suggestions? thanks!!! John


  • MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    In the next version you will be able to specify an smtp server, but that doesn't exist in the 0.9.2 version. Without majorly altering the code, you can't really get it to work. If you wanted to have a crack at changing the code, you should alter the code in library/Utility.Email.class.php - all email is sent through that class.
  • Has anyone altered the library/Utility.Email.class.php code?
  • not that I am aware of. a change like that and it would probably have surfaced here at some point.
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    /me wonders if it would be possible to associate an aim/icq class to mimic the email behavior on resetting passwords.
  • Shouldn't you rather look at the PHP config?
    Since PHP "talks" to the mailserver and Vanilla only uses that PHP frontend (that works for me, so why not for you?)

    or am I missing something?
  • lechlech Chicagoland
    Nearly with every php config in my experience, the default is usually sendmail unless you specify another application to handle the sending of mail. And sendmail is typically the systems default alias to whatever the real program is that handles mail on that particular box.
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