WordPress email notifications

Posted May 18, 2013 28.8k views
Hello I've followed the instructions in the set up wordpress tutorials and all is working well. I have noticed however that I'm not getting any emails at all from wordpress. Can anyone help? I've read around and noticed postfix getting mentioned so I've followed that guide here too but it doesn't seem to be working.

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Thanks Dave, II've followed that, hope I've set it up right?.
I think this step could do with being added to the wordpress tutorial is its an essential part of a wordpress install.
You must configure exim4 to internet site before it can make internet delivery, to configure it, I suggest this guide:
Let me know if it works correctly.
Awesome! Just followed those steps and we're very much in business. Thank you very much! I'm sure this should be mentioned in the WordPress tutorial. Coming from a background of always having a web host set this up I didn't even think about this until I realised there were no messages coming through.
"I'm sure this should be mentioned in the WordPress tutorial."
-Adam Heward

I 2nd that!
Use exim4 for sending mail.

apt-get --purge autoremove postfix
apt-get install exim4
dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config

And then configure everything according to your needs.
Glad you're sorted out.
Dave. I have another issue now in that Buddypress activation emails are not getting sent out. WordPress emails work fine but for some reason BP activations are not working.
It may be a problem with Buddypress, or your setup, because mails from Wordpress are being sent, so not a problem with the Mail Transfer Agent.
How do I change root and postmaster mail recipient again?

I tried 'dpkg-reconfigure exim4-config'
Have not been able to get to that last bit after the 'non-spilt' screen.
@Nicholas: Try searching /etc/exim4 for any occurrences of your current postmaster domain:

grep -ri 'domain' /etc/exim4
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