View Full Version : Scripts not sending emails

11-22-2005, 01:39 PM
Hi, i recently tried using my IPB to send a bulk email to my members, but it failed, im using my websites default email address, i didnt think much of it as i thought it may just be IPB, but then the same thing happened with another script i used, and now im sure its not to do with the scripts.

I have deleted a number of things on vodahost so i dont get confussed with what im using and what im not, but i doubt there is any way i could of deleted anything that would disrupt the emailing abilities...

Anyone got any suggestions?

11-22-2005, 03:08 PM
Please send all your email with SMTP auhtentication only or else it will fail.

11-23-2005, 05:48 AM
Thanks, i've resolved the IPB error using smtp, but now i have to change things in the other script, and i dont have a clue what to do, could you tell me what i should put in for the following?

INSERT INTO `phpbb_config` VALUES ('smtp_delivery', '0'); <-- 1 to turn on, 0 to turn off?
INSERT INTO `phpbb_config` VALUES ('smtp_host', ''); <-- localhost?
INSERT INTO `phpbb_config` VALUES ('smtp_username', ''); <-- Not needed for localhost?
INSERT INTO `phpbb_config` VALUES ('smtp_password', ''); <-- Not needed for localhost?


11-23-2005, 06:47 AM
Since I do not know the script you are using, the below are only best guesses on my part.

1) "on" if that does not work try off
2) mail.YourDomaim.com
3) Your full email address
4) your email password

01-02-2006, 03:16 AM
Hi, I was using the php mail() script which for some unknown reason simply stopped working. When I contacted the help desk I was told to use smtp authentication. I tried to but no success there either.

The script is located here:

Please help.


01-02-2006, 08:13 AM
Scripts do not "simply stop working", either they never worked in the
first place or a new variable has been introduced that has caused some
type of conflict...Anything you can think of?

01-02-2006, 01:24 PM
No, it's exactly as I said. They just stopped. (The previous scripts did NOT smtp authentication during the time they were working).