PHP mail() function enable

  • Posted on August 22, 2012
  • info1Asked by info1

Hi DigitalOcean team, first of all, congrats for everything ! That an awesome service ! Next, I would know how to enable the mail() fonction. By default I think it’s disabled because I received an error with wordpress trying to retreive a lost password.

Le message n’a pas pu être envoyé. Raison possible : votre hébergeur peut avoir désactivé la fonction mail()…

The message can’t been sent. Possible reason : your host has maybe deactivated mail() function…

Thank you

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Indeed, the steps I took were <br> <br>1) If sendmail isn’t installed, install it: apt-get install sendmail <br>2) Configure hosts file correctly: nano /etc/hosts <br>And make sure the line looks like this: localhost localhost.localdomain yourhostnamehere <br>3) Run the sendmail config and answer ‘Y’ to everything: sendmailconfig <br> <br>I restarted apache for good measure: service apache2 restart <br> <br>After that my mail was sending instantly.

I was having the same problem - sendmail WAY too slow. Found fix for it here:

Why don’t you use this way: . This is excellent tutorial and I have never got problem with it. I am using Gmail as SMTP server and everything is both super fast and reliable.