PHP-Mail (Mail function) not working anymore

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PHP-Mail (Mail function) not working anymore

Post by 2afs » Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:43 pm

Dear all, I need your support

I was wondering for a while, no more mails was sent from the CMS anymore.
When I was creating a new user, normally an email is send to this newly created account.
But also here an error message appears: "could not start mailfunction"

In the System configuration (Server tab) a test mail can not be send as well when PHP-Mail is selected.

How to start analysis? I'm in contact with the webspace and mail provider in parallel, but he did not reply yet.

Any ideas?

some more information attached

Thank you in advance
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Re: PHP-Mail (Mail function) not working anymore

Post by AMurray » Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:41 am

A simpler way to provide the attached information above would have been to run the Forum Post Assistant utility as linked in the red box, at top of screen. viewtopic.php?f=806&t=969442

Can you try the alternative email options - you should have sendmail, or at very least, SMTP ???

"PHP mail" is a PHP server function, so maybe that's the issue, and so, rightly, you have contacted the host about it. It may not be a directly related issue to Joomla.
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Re: PHP-Mail (Mail function) not working anymore

Post by leolam » Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:03 pm

Looks like your host has disabled PHP-mail...Connect with your host. They should have no need to disable that

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Re: PHP-Mail (Mail function) not working anymore

Post by john-doe » Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:41 pm

leolam wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:03 pm
Looks like your host has disabled PHP-mail...Connect with your host. They should have no need to disable that

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At this time is probable that Host has given an answer, a colleague had something similar on WP.

Hosting provider had disabled PHP Mail for security issues.
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