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Email notification to applicant

edited January 2007 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
I really must know before I make the Message Board available on my website..... When the admin approves an applicant and accepts him as a member does Vanilla send the new member an automatic notification? To the email he has entered in his application form. This is NOT happening on my installation. Or is the admin supposed to send the email himself after he appproves the new member?


  • It should send an email automatically but it seems on some forums it doesnt. Have you tried enterting some SMTP server details into the settings screen?
  • edited January 2007
    SMTP host .... would I enter localhost ? SMPT user .... my username on the server ? SMTP password ... my password on the server? I'll try this and get back to you.
  • edited January 2007
    Yes ... it worked. Thanks. I can be very dense; I don't know why I had the impression that those lines were optional. Worked like charm. heehee... I'm ready to go. God help this Community when I start to make theme and style changes.
  • They were optional. Without them it should rely on the sendmail function on your server; unless that's not present or not working, ofcourse :)
  • Well, that's what I thought. My membership form uses sendmail so I figured it was a default. I must confess, I don't really know the difference between them or why one would choose one over the other.
  • Quick summary since i need to be at work a few minutes ago: sendmail is simple smtp server which allows programs on your server to send mail (as i understand it, atleast), if it's not configured, or you want to send the mail from a different server, you can give vanilla some SMTP settings which it will then use instead. Generally you wouldnt need to do this if sendmail was OK (unless you had a particular reason to). That's not a great summary but you get the idea.
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