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How to setup email

posts: 96 United States

I would like to activate the feature that allows user password reminders via email. I checked the box on the Admin Login page to enable this, but it is obviously not enough to do only that.

What else do I need to do on my Win2k server to get this going? Is it just more Tiki settings, or do I need to setup something within Win2k itself, or both?

Thanks in advance.

posts: 2881 United Kingdom

Hi,

I have breifly played with tiki on windows, but not enough as Linux has become my mail environment.

However, I would get on Admin->General and make sure the senders email field is completed.

- Damian


posts: 39 Japan

Besides what Damian mentioned, a couple questions:

  • Does your win2k server have an smtp mail system installed, and is its service running? You can telnet to your server's ip, port 25, to check. The reskit has a relatively light smtp server you can install, if you do not have one already, which can be used for this sort of application.

  • Does your win2k server have TWO smtp servers running (this happened to me) which are conflicting? Check your services.

  • If your SMTP server is in fact running, are all the DNS and/or WINS settings correct?


Regards
Rick Cogley

posts: 96 United States

> rcogley:
> Besides what Damian mentioned, a couple questions:
>
> * Does your win2k server have an smtp mail system installed, and is its service running? You can telnet to your server's ip, port 25, to check. The reskit has a relatively light smtp server you can install, if you do not have one already, which can be used for this sort of application.
>
> * Does your win2k server have TWO smtp servers running (this happened to me) which are conflicting? Check your services.
>
> * If your SMTP server is in fact running, are all the DNS and/or WINS settings correct?


My "Sender Email" field is filled in.
SMTP is installed and the service is running. Only 1 instance running.
DNS & WINS are correct.

I still cannot figure out why it won't send email reminders for passwords. I would appreciate any further ideas on this matter!

Thanks in advance.

posts: 96 United States

Do I need to do anything with WebMail in Tiki, or with the php.ini file on my Win2K server to get this going?


posts: 96 United States

> rcogley:
> Besides what Damian mentioned, a couple questions:
>
> * Does your win2k server have an smtp mail system installed, and is its service running? You can telnet to your server's ip, port 25, to check. The reskit has a relatively light smtp server you can install, if you do not have one already, which can be used for this sort of application.
>
> * Does your win2k server have TWO smtp servers running (this happened to me) which are conflicting? Check your services.
>
> * If your SMTP server is in fact running, are all the DNS and/or WINS settings correct?


My "Sender Email" field is filled in.
SMTP is installed and the service is running. Only 1 instance running.
DNS & WINS are correct.

I still cannot figure out why it won't send email reminders for passwords. I would appreciate any further ideas on this matter!

Thanks in advance.


posts: 96 United States

Do I need to do anything with WebMail in Tiki, or with the php.ini file on my Win2K server to get this going?


posts: 1001 Canada

Define "obviously"...
What happens? Are you saying you can't send any email notification through Tiki? All those infos will be useful for helping you.
In the meantime, yes php.ini has to be edited around sendmail.

posts: 96 United States

> Chealer9:
> Define "obviously"...
> What happens? Are you saying you can't send any email notification through Tiki? All those infos will be useful for helping you.
> In the meantime, yes php.ini has to be edited around sendmail.

"Obviously" just means that it does not work after enabling it on Admin > Login.

I get a message that "A password reminder email has been sent to the registered email address for 'username'."

I have been practising by using my own email address and I get no such message in my mailbox. Tiki apparently thinks it has been sent, but my server is not passing it on.

As for php.ini, I was under the impression that a Win2k server could just use the defaults, but if I need to change this, I would need to know the proper way.

Thanks!


posts: 96 United States

> Chealer9:
> Define "obviously"...
> What happens? Are you saying you can't send any email notification through Tiki? All those infos will be useful for helping you.
> In the meantime, yes php.ini has to be edited around sendmail.

"Obviously" just means that it does not work after enabling it on Admin > Login.

I get a message that "A password reminder email has been sent to the registered email address for 'username'."

I have been practising by using my own email address and I get no such message in my mailbox. Tiki apparently thinks it has been sent, but my server is not passing it on.

As for php.ini, I was under the impression that a Win2k server could just use the defaults, but if I need to change this, I would need to know the proper way.

Thanks!


posts: 1001 Canada
I don't remember the Windows settings exactly but I think the only thing you need is SMTP server parameter. Otherwise search for "sendmail PHP windows" on google...

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