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How do I get PEAR Mail working?

  • Posted August 18, 2014

Hi,

I’ve successfully install pear, pear-mail, Net_SMTP, Auth_SASL, and Mail_Mime. I’m also running ServerPilot.

I’m including Mail.php in my script but it generates a fatal error every time. I cannot seem to work out how to include PEAR in my PHP.ini to get it working in my scripts.

All help appreciated!

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Hi! Could you please include the actual error message? It will make it easier to help figure out what the problem is.


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Also, it’s similar for the PHP CLI and pecl in case you end up needing those, too:

https://serverpilot.io/community/articles/how-to-use-the-php-cli.html

https://serverpilot.io/community/articles/how-to-install-php-pecl-extensions.html

In general, any PHP-related command will end in “5.X-sp” where “5.X” is the PHP version.

Hi, did you use the correct pear command for your version of PHP? On ServerPilot, there will be a different pear command for each PHP version:

pear5.4-sp
pear5.5-sp

If you’re running just pear, then you might have accidentally installed some other PHP which is unrelated to your websites.