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Not having any help at yii forums hoped someone here might take pity:


I was trying to test the contact form and got the following error


14:36:42.101721 error php


mail() [<a href='function.mail'>function.mail</a>]: Failed to connect to

mailserver at "localhost" port 25, verify your "SMTP"

and "smtp_port" setting in php.ini or use ini_set()


Stack trace:

#0 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\web\CController.php(309):


#1 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\web\CController.php(287):


#2 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\web\CController.php(266):


#3 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\web\CWebApplication.php(276):


#4 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\web\CWebApplication.php(135):


#5 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\framework\base\CApplication.php(162):


#6 C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\testdrive\index.php(13): CWebApplication->run()


in C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\testdrive\protected\controllers\SiteController.php


in C:\wamp\www\yiiroot2\testdrive\index.php (13)


so looking at an answer in google ... the suggestion was to set


[mail function]

; For Win32 only.

; http://php.net/smtp

SMTP = mail.geosz.com

; http://php.net/smtp-port

smtp_port = 25


where my smtp is my remote smtp mail server


i also set a parameter for sendmail_from = george@geosz.com


so i am puzzled why i get the error


anyone help me??



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Well, to be clear, this isn't a Yii issue but a PHP-mail one. I suspect the code you've posted won't work because mail.geosz.com probably requires authentication--username and password. That's not possible just by editing the php.ini file.


Do you have an ISP you're using whose SMTP server doesn't require authentication?

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