[Mediawiki-l] E-mailing functionality

Eric K ek79501 at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 1 02:37:40 UTC 2007

Hi Rob, thanks for that. 
  I'm trying to use the default mailing function now. It gets there, but the email still isnt being sent. My admin then told me the headers werent being set correctly and then I checked the MW files and found that in userMailer.php, the following line sends the email:
    mail( $dest, wfQuotedPrintable( $subject ), $body, $headers );
  I debugged the values of these data and they were all fine, except "$dest" (the 'To' field), which was just my username e.g. "Erik", instead of what it should be, my email address "Erik79501 at yahoo.com"
  Thats very strange. My email is there in the DB. It pulls it up correctly as well on my 'preferences' page. Any idea why this is happening? I have no idea on how else to debug this.
  I'm using 1.6.8, and I disabled all my extensions as well just to check if that did anything.
Rob Church <robchur at gmail.com> wrote:
  On 31/12/06, Eric K wrote:
> Does Mediawiki HAVE to use the Pear:Mail functions? The forum software on the server doesn't require the PEAR:Mail functions. It uses simple SMTP stuff.

No, MediaWiki can use PHP's built-in mail() function, and will in fact
attempt to do so as a default - use of the PEAR::Mail functions is
optional and must be enabled in the site configuration.

Rob Church
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