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Unable to locate php mail

I am trying to determine if php mail is enabled on my server. I an using Ubuntu 20.4 with LAMP setup and running.

How do I determine which php version I am using? How do I find out if php-mail and or sendmail are installed and/or enabled? If not installed or enabled, how do I accomplish that?

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Hi there,

To check what PHP version you are using you can use the following command:

php -v

Regarding the PHP mail, what I would recommend is using an SMTP service instead. For example, you can use Sendgrid, they offer a free SMTP account and it is sufficient for most cases.

This will drastically improve the deliverability rate of your emails.

Then you can use this together with PHPMailer:

https://github.com/PHPMailer/PHPMailer

For more information on why you might not want to run your own mail server I would recommend this post here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/why-you-may-not-want-to-run-your-own-mail-server

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby