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Minimum needed to get e-mails working

Postby Guest » Tue May 24, 2005 1:07 pm

Hi,
At the moment I have no e-mail server running on the OJS server, and OJS is not sending out any e-mails. Do I need to go with a full QMail or whatnot installation, or is there some easier way to just get outgoing SMTP to work?
Thanks,
Ari
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Postby kevin » Tue May 24, 2005 8:45 pm

PHP sends email through the sendmail command-line program.

You don't need a full-fledged mail server, but I do believe in general you need at least a minimal local outgoing-only MTA (unless the sendmail MUA happens to be able to speak SMTP, but AFAIK that's not the case for sendmail, postfix, etc.).
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Postby Guest » Wed May 25, 2005 6:03 am

kevin wrote:PHP sends email through the sendmail command-line program.

You don't need a full-fledged mail server, but I do believe in general you need at least a minimal local outgoing-only MTA (unless the sendmail MUA happens to be able to speak SMTP, but AFAIK that's not the case for sendmail, postfix, etc.).


Ok, thanks. I'll get to work on it.
Ari
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Postby Guest » Wed May 25, 2005 7:08 am

kevin wrote:PHP sends email through the sendmail command-line program.

You don't need a full-fledged mail server, but I do believe in general you need at least a minimal local outgoing-only MTA (unless the sendmail MUA happens to be able to speak SMTP, but AFAIK that's not the case for sendmail, postfix, etc.).


If anyone else is having similar problems, there's a program called ssmtp which makes php's mail() function work. OJS uses it just fine, as long as you have a /usr/sbin soft link from sendmail to ssmtp.

Thanks again for the help.
Ari
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