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    mail server "sendmail" not sending mail

    I am trying to get the "mybb" forums to send email verification upon registration. The email log in their area shows no errors. the apache log also shows no errors.

    I have done the PHP self mail test, it says the mail was sent but it is not sent (or received).
    Currently i have sendmail installed.

    Is there an apache setting that i am missing?
    Last edited by micahpage; October 10th, 2012 at 04:12 PM.
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    Re: mail server "sendmail" not sending mail

    E-mail is complicated. Tell us more about your setup: where is the machine (home? datacenter?).
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    Re: mail server "send"mail" not sending mail

    E-mail is complicated.
    I noticed, i was spending a couple days on it, trying sendmail then smtp, and gettign no where with it.

    It is a home server.
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    Re: mail server "send"mail" not sending mail

    Most spam filters will reject all mail from IP addresses belonging to residential ISPs. I would recommend using postfix and relaying mail through your ISP's smart host if they provide one or a Gmail account.

    http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2008/11/...-smtpgmailcom/

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    Re: mail server "send"mail" not sending mail

    Hi, configuring postfix (sendmail) is certainly not easy.
    I made a small user-friendly script for a no-questions-asked installation and configuration of postfix with Gmail.

    The script configures postfix to relay mail to smtp.gmail.com (which will send your emails to the world).
    Check out the https://gist.github.com/3952294
    and please tell me if it works for you (or not)

    P.S. I checked the script on Ubuntu 12.04, but it should work on previous versions as well. Before running the script, uninstall everything you manually configured on your machine (e.g. exim4 maybe), and also, you should consider purging postfix with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge postfix

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