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#49308 (In Topic #10752)

Your web server is unable to send e-mails.

How did this happen?

It is likely that either:
  • You are on a Windows server and nobody has configured the PHP SMTP settings (in the php.ini file).
  • You are on a Linux server and there is no outgoing e-mail service on it (e.g. sendmail, postfix, qmail).

How do I fix it?

The system administrator should resolve the problem by making the correct php.ini settings or setting up an e-mail server.

You can try and work around the problem by configuring ocPortal to send e-mail through a different SMTP server using it's own code (configure this under the Admin Zone, Setup Section, Configuration icon, 'Site options').

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