|Email settings: $wgEnableEmail|
|Set to true to enable basic email features.
|Introduced in version:||1.4.0|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
Set to true to enable the basic email features: Password reminders, etc.
Please note that some hosting providers (for example Hostmonster) seem to check that the "From:" and "Return-Path:" are genuine, to prevent spammers from using their accounts.
So if you want to enable this feature, you will need to:
- Find out what the correct sender is, e.g. by visiting a PHP page containing the following code and checking the message you receive
<?php mail("email@example.com","My subject","My message body"); ?>
- Let's assume the email at the previous point came through from "myHostmonsterAccountName@myHost.hostmonster.com". You'll need to change the following variables in LocalSettings.php:
$wgEmergencyContact = "myHostmonsterAccountName@myHost.hostmonster.com"; $wgPasswordSender = "myHostmonsterAccountName@myHost.hostmonster.com";
If sending email on your server doesn't work, you might want to try this work-around, or just disable this feature, i.e. set $wgEnableEmail to false.
MediaWiki email is almost certainly not going to work out-of-the-box on Windows servers, and it may require additional configuration on Linux servers.
Manual:$wgSMTP for information on how to configure the sending of email.