How to determine why PHP mail() returns false?

  • Posted November 13, 2014

Hello! I am not pro in unix hosting. Earlier I just used a mail() function. Now it returns false, and I seeking for the truth) Where can I find errors? Or may me you now good article/turorial (haven’t find it here).

I have ubuntu, apache and php of course.


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Hello, I would like to take a ride on this question. I have the same problem. I looked at the log and it’s empty. What is the next step? I do not know if it helps, when I do mail through the terminal the email is sent successfully.

The first thing to check is your log files. If you are using apache, this will be the standard apache log file (on Ubuntu it is /var/log/apache2/error.log).