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Email sending crashes on a clean install


I have a clean install, did not modify the mail-sending components in any way, however, sending email always crushes on this:

if(!$rt) {
throw new phpmailerException($this->Lang('instantiate'), self::STOP_CRITICAL);

I haven't been able to find out what's causing the problem, but maybe somebody more experienced will know :-) What could be the cause?



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    hgtonighthgtonight ∞ · New Moderator

    What OS are you using?

    Are you using an external SMTP server?

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    Thanks for the reply. CentOS 6.7, internal smtp. if I switch to external (and use correct authentication settings), it crashes on line 821 of class.phpmailer.php, which is the middle one of this:

    if (!$connection) {
    throw new phpmailerException($this->Lang('connect_host'), self::STOP_SERVER);

    which is strange since the connections settings are definitely correct.

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    RiverRiver MVP
    edited May 2016

    try examples here:

    check if firewall is blocking your port for the mail as well.

    $rt = @mail($val, essentially $Subject, $body, $header, $params);

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