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XF 1.5 Xenforo not sending confirmation emails (Windows Server 2012 R2)

#1
Question in title, error looks like:

Zend_Mail_Transport_Exception: Email to xJustinFoley@gmail.com failed: Unable to send mail. mail(): Failed to connect to mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP" and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set() - library\Zend\Mail\Transport\Sendmail.php:137
Generated By: xJus, Today at 10:26 PM
Stack Trace
#0 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\Zend\Mail\Transport\Abstract.php(348): Zend_Mail_Transport_Sendmail->_sendMail()
#1 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\Zend\Mail.php(1194): Zend_Mail_Transport_Abstract->send(Object(Zend_Mail))
#2 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\Mail.php(175): Zend_Mail->send(Object(Zend_Mail_Transport_Sendmail))
#3 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\Mail.php(152): XenForo_Mail->sendMail(Object(Zend_Mail))
#4 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\Model\UserConfirmation.php(153): XenForo_Mail->send('xJustinFoley@gm...', 'xJus')
#5 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\ControllerPublic\AccountConfirmation.php(108): XenForo_Model_UserConfirmation->sendEmailConfirmation(Array)
#6 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\FrontController.php(351): XenForo_ControllerPublic_AccountConfirmation->actionResend()
#7 C:\Nginx\html\community\library\XenForo\FrontController.php(134): XenForo_FrontController->dispatch(Object(XenForo_RouteMatch))
#8 C:\Nginx\html\community\index.php(13): XenForo_FrontController->run()
#9 {main}
Request State
array(3) {
["url"] => string(57) "https://mineark.net/community/account-confirmation/resend"
["_GET"] => array(1) {
["/community/account-confirmation/resend"] => string(0) ""
}
["_POST"] => array(5) {
["_xfToken"] => string(8) "********"
["_xfConfirm"] => string(1) "1"
["_xfRequestUri"] => string(27) "/community/account/two-step"
["_xfNoRedirect"] => string(1) "1"
["_xfResponseType"] => string(4) "json"
}
}
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Check and verify the SMTP and smtp_port settings in the php.ini file.

If you are unsure how to do that, your host should be able to help.

Otherwise you can try using the default PHP method.
 
#3
If possible, could you elaborate more? I'm running Xenforo off of a dedicated server from SoYouStart (OVH branch), with nginx as the current web server, on Windows Server 2012 R2. I'm sorry if I am uneducated or blind to see this haha :).
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#8
PHP on Windows uses an SMTP server as configured in your php.ini file (with limited configuration options). If you want to use that, you'll need to setup a local SMTP server that PHP can use. I don't have any experience with Windows SMTP servers, so I couldn't make a recommendation here.

Otherwise, you can go into XenForo's mail settings and point it at an external SMTP server that you have setup/access to.