[Mediawiki-l] Email platform questions

malcolm stanley amstanley at rogers.com
Sat Feb 4 03:56:40 UTC 2006


Brion

Thank you for your reply
however, I still find this confusing and hope you will
bear with me

you said in your reply:
Set $wgSMTP, and make sure PEAR::Mail is installed and
in the 
include_path.

See the doc comment in DefaultSettings.php.

a) I am using netBSD. In pkgsrc there is a
pear-mail_mime pkg but not a pear-mail pkg. Do you
know if they are the same thing?

b) in the DefaultSettings.php the relevant section is:

/**
 * SMTP Mode
 * For using a direct (authenticated) SMTP server
connection.
 * Default to false or fill an array :
 * <code>
 * "host" => 'SMTP domain',
 * "IDHost" => 'domain for MessageID',
 * "port" => "25",
 * "auth" => true/false,
 * "username" => user,
 * "password" => password
 * </code>
 *
 * @global mixed $wgSMTP
 */
$wgSMTP                         = false;

this is confusing: do I uncomment the array or the
code block, or not? when I uncomment it I get errors
thrown...

Also, it is unclear what value IDHost should have or
represent. 

finally, is it correct that username and password are
not in quotes?

Thanks in advance and sorry to be such a pain...

/malcolm

--- Brion Vibber <brion at pobox.com> wrote:

> malcolm stanley wrote:
> > In Joomla! I can configure email so it uses my
> Yahoo! smtp account for outbound email
> > That works a treat for authentication and relieves
> me of having to understand sendmail :-)
> >  
> > In Mediawiki the assumption appears to be that
> mail is working on the host server:
> > I can find very little documentation on the
> subject and what documentation there is does not
> directly answer my question, which is:
> >  
> > 'how do I configure mediawiki to use a third party
> smtp mail service for outbound email?'
> 
> Set $wgSMTP, and make sure PEAR::Mail is installed
> and in the include_path.
> 
> See the doc comment in DefaultSettings.php.
> 
> -- brion vibber (brion@  pobox.com)
> 
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