On 2013-11-18 1:07 AM, Matthias Paul wrote:
I'm trying to install a MediaWiki instance.
Although I never worked
with MediaWiki before, I feel quite comfortable with server issues
(*nix) and PHP.
I'd like to have mail support in the MW instance. Unfortunately I
cannot rely on sendmail (or even mini_sendmail) binary in my
installation for several reasons - both requiring a shell binary.
It seems, it's possible to replace original PHP's mail() command by an
alternate mailer program.
Have you tried using $wgSMTP?
a) Is includes/UserMailer.php the main and only spot
functionality code can be spotted?
It should be. A quick ack/grep doesn't show
b) I read about hooks in mailer class code (line 288
$ret = wfRunHooks( 'AlternateUserMailer', array( $headers, $to, $from,
$subject, $body ) );
Is this hook meant to replace the original mail program?
Yes that hook allows an
extension to override the mail()/PEAR::Mail
handling and implement an alternative mailer backend.
c) Did anyone replace original mailing code by
Not that I know of. But it would be a nice project.
PHPMailer is pretty nice, it's even in composer too.
Which makes me a little happy, while also reminding me that someone has
made a "feature" our lack of a composer.json file – which we could
otherwise have put a PHPMailer into, incorporated composer into the
release process depending on libraries directly, and not having to go
and shove a big blob of 3rd party code into our codebase with absolutely
no handling for when it becomes outdated.
d) Or is it easier to just use PEAR::Mail instead of
seemed to be some code about PEAR in it)?
Nah it's just another part of MW that
is legacy code with a bit of NIH
sprinkled on it.
Thank you for reading,
~Daniel Friesen (Dantman, Nadir-Seen-Fire) [http://danielfriesen.name/