Error on contact form "Could not instantiate mail function"

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Error on contact form "Could not instantiate mail function"

Post by adi_2009 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:26 pm

Hello,

I tried to find topics on joomla forum regarding this issue but I couldn't find any solid solution and this is giving me big troubles already.

When someone completes standard joomla form on my website he gets error message:

"Could not instantiate mail function."

and everything worked just fine till one month ago. These are my settings in configuration.php:

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var $mailer = 'mail';
	var $mailfrom = 'myemail@gmail.com;
	var $fromname = 'Website name';
	var $sendmail = '/usr/sbin/sendmail';
	var $smtpauth = '0';
	var $smtpsecure = 'none';
	var $smtpport = '25';
	var $smtpuser = '';
	var $smtppass = '';
with note that I would still like to use option PHP mail function under combo "Mailer". Is there any solid solution for this and why did it stop working if I didn't change anything?

Many thanks in advance for prompt reply and any help is appreciated!

Cheers;)

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Re: Error on contact form "Could not instantiate mail functi

Post by adi_2009 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 5:52 pm

Any suggestions regarding this issue? It's really giving me much troubles and I can't find soulution to this. :eek:

Thanks!

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Re: Error on contact form "Could not instantiate mail functi

Post by dodgygeorge » Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:32 pm

The contact page you are using is not Linked to User:

Componants > Contacts > select contact > Linked to User: make sure this is linked to a user>>>>.


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