WordPress email notifications

  • Posted May 18, 2013


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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“I’m sure this should be mentioned in the WordPress tutorial.” <br> -Adam Heward <br> <br>I 2nd that!

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.

You must configure exim4 to internet site before it can make internet delivery, to configure it, I suggest this guide: <br>Let me know if it works correctly.

Thanks Dave, II’ve followed that, hope I’ve set it up right?. <br>I think this step could do with being added to the wordpress tutorial is its an essential part of a wordpress install.

I had the same issue, with wordpress notification using Exim MTA. What i did, reinstall Exim with mailutils using below command …save my day.

apt-get install exim4-daemon-light mailutils


Edit the above : My test_user DOES receive the password on subscription.

Hey there, <br> <br>At fisrt, mail wasn’t send from wordpres when I created a test_user <br>Then read the present thread and I’ve tried with installing exim4. <br> <br>I haven’t been able to send mail from the comand line. I can give a Cc: and a Subject but then I can’t escape the body of the mail. I’ve tried exim4 in a single line with no success. <br> <br>However I receive mails from … but the test_user doesn’t receive his mail with his password. <br> <br>Any clue on this ? <br> <br>Thanks in adavance <br> <br>+1 for a step by step guide about this included/aside worpdpress install for people coming from a click-and-thats-all shared hosts ! <br>

After configuring I cannot send email. <br>Here lis the log: <br>2014-02-15 13:00:01 1WEeqf-0000ly-4f <= U=smmsp P=local S=706 <br>2014-02-15 13:00:01 1WEeqf-0000ly-4f [2607:f8b0:400d:c04::1a] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:00:05 exim 4.80 daemon started: pid=3257, -q30m, listening for SMTP on []:25 <br>2014-02-15 13:00:05 Start queue run: pid=3260 <br>2014-02-15 13:00:05 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [2607:f8b0:400d:c04::1a] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:01:04 1WEeqf-0000ly-4f [] Connection timed out <br>2014-02-15 13:01:08 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [] Connection timed out <br>2014-02-15 13:01:08 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [2a00:1450:400c:c03::1b] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:02:07 1WEeqf-0000ly-4f [] Connection timed out <br>2014-02-15 13:02:07 1WEeqf-0000ly-4f [2a00:1450:4013:c00::1b] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:02:11 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [] Connection timed out <br>2014-02-15 13:02:11 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [2a00:1450:4013:c00::1b] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:02:11 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [2a00:1450:4001:c02::1b] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:02:11 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG [2a00:1450:4008:c01::1b] Network is unreachable <br>2014-02-15 13:02:11 1WEeTw-0000Sp-DG == R=dnslookup T=remote_smtp defer (101): Network is unreachable <br> <br>According to this link, maybe outbound connections on tcp/25 are blocked: <br> <br> <br> <br>

I must be doing something wrong… <br> <br>There is no problem with my WordPress install sending emails out as long as the email address it’s sending out to is not the same domain as my WordPress site. Can’t seem to get them to send to the same domain. <br> <br>I’ve gone through with the dpkg-reconfigure of exim4, but I never get that last window where you can set the postmaster email. Am I doing something wrong?