[Mediawiki-l] Email confirmation and email notification of password change don't work.

Seungwon Yang seungwonyang at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 03:10:54 UTC 2007

mail() didn't work when I tested it with a small php script.  Finally, the
two steps below made my MW work :-)
1.  Got a help from

[root at xxx public_html]# chmod g+s /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail

[root at xxx public_html]# ls -l /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail

-r-xr-sr-x 1 root smmsp 774264 May 6 2005 /usr/sbin/sendmail.sendmail

2. In the server, /var/spool/clientmqueue was originally owned by root.
changed owner so that sendmail can have access to /var/spool/clientmqueue

[root at xxx public_html]# chown smmsp:smmsp /var/spool/clientmqueue/

[root at xxx public_html]# ls -al /var/spool/clientmqueue/

total 8

drwxrwx-w- 2 smmsp smmsp 4096 Aug 16 22:13 .
I appreciate you all who gave me advices and comments,

Regards, Seungwon Yang

On 8/16/07, Platonides < Platonides at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thomas Dalton wrote:
> >> Is there any way
> >> that I can check whether mail() in PHP works and correct it if it
> doesn't
> >> work?
> >
> > Write a quick php script to send yourself an email? If the email
> > arrives, mail() is working, if it doesn't, it's not.
> Also try it with an account outside your company (send mail not local)
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