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My buddypress will not send any mails! User registration not possible, please help :/

  • I tried everything.. there is no plugin to interrupt this – and I also tried with the default theme! There is no way the system will send any mails.. How can I fix this? What might be causing this? Please help,

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  • i don’t know what’s causing it, and i don’t know the solution

    but until you know, you can avoid the problem with this plugin:
    with this plugin verification mails are disabled

    Hey thanks, If I can get this plugin to work with the invitation plugin it will be great!

    But it would be awesome to fix an error like this since it might be a very big problem in the future,
    So If anyone else have any ideas, it’ll b nice to hear.
    Thanks again stefaane,

    urgh.. I need to pay a full membership fee just for this one plugin :/

    I think I’ve found an alternative to that plugin..

    And I just tried this.. works great!

    Still, If anyone can help me with the system mail block please help :/



    @sevenos … Is the system not sending? or are people not receiving? I had to put a warning message in the registration form to remind folks to check their junk/spam folders because 99% of all “missing” activation emails go there.

    system is not sending.. I have tried myself with several email addresses and there are no mails, not in the inbox and not in the spam/junk either.. :/

    You provide next to no information on your setup both WP/BP and more importantly your server/hosting .Email issues nearly always have a root cause at the server level, generally WP sends email without hitch via fakemail programs such as sendmail.

    yes? I’m still not quite sure what to do tho, can u explain?

    can anyone explain how do I solve this server/hosting related problem?



    Depends on your webhost actually. Some had to use a plugin to make mail work and I’ve read others use this

    it is

    but I have no problem in my wordpress blog.. this only occur in buddypress one :/

    BuddyPress uses the WordPress mailing routines. It’s probably due to a higher quantity of emails that your BuddyPress site is trying to send, vs WordPress.

    This is why it’s so important to provide as accurate a picture as possible:

    Initially you stated:
    system is not sending..
    Prompting my response for more detail but later you say:
    but I have no problem in my wordpress blog.. this only occur in buddypress one

    A vital piece of info that changes the nature of responses and needed to be provided from the outset.

    @DJPaul Can you elaborate a little on this, is there in fact a possible issue between BP and WP when it comes to email sending? BP after all does have greater requirements for sending emails than WP, but I’ve never encountered an issue that was directly related to BP where email was concerned – as far as I’m aware! If there is a possible conflict is it something that can be flagged to look further into?

    I just tried the SMTP plugins you suggested but no matter what I do with it’s settings, it just keeps giving errors…

    The below error for example;

    Test Message Sent

    ‘The result was:

    The full debugging output is shown below:

    object(PHPMailer)#878 (45) {
    string(5) “UTF-8”
    string(10) “text/plain”
    string(4) “8bit”
    string(36) “Could not instantiate mail function.”
    string(23) “noreply”
    string(5) “81300”
    string(0) “”
    string(44) “WP Mail SMTP: Test mail to sevenos”
    string(68) “This is a test email generated by the WP Mail SMTP WordPress plugin.”
    string(0) “”
    string(4) “mail”
    string(18) “/usr/sbin/sendmail”
    string(0) “”
    string(5) “2.0.4”
    string(0) “”
    string(15) “”
    string(0) “”
    string(9) “localhost”
    string(0) “”
    string(0) “”
    string(0) “”
    string(0) “”
    array(1) {
    array(2) {
    string(17) “sevenos”
    string(0) “”
    array(0) {
    array(0) {
    array(0) {
    array(0) {
    array(0) {
    string(5) “plain”
    array(2) {
    string(35) “b1_1470c9ad82e79af6f6f5232da168c73a”
    string(35) “b2_1470c9ad82e79af6f6f5232da168c73a”
    array(13) {
    string(25) ” mailer is not supported.”
    string(55) “You must provide at least one mailer is not supported.”
    string(19) “Could not execute: “
    string(36) “Could not instantiate mail function.”
    string(35) “SMTP Error: Could not authenticate.”
    string(35) “The following From address failed: “
    string(30) “SMTP Error: Data not accepted.”
    string(56) “SMTP Error: The following SMTP Error: Data not accepted.”
    string(43) “SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host.”
    string(23) “Could not access file: “
    string(33) “File Error: Could not open file: “
    string(18) “Unknown encoding: “
    string(15) “Signing Error: “
    string(1) “

    string(0) “”
    string(0) “”
    string(0) “”
    The SMTP debugging output is shown below:’

    and, hnla ..

    I wouldn’t know that – I have too little knowledge on this matter.

    I wouldn’t know WP and BP are using the same email routines..

    I hoped something useful from the longest entry on my topic but – you deceived me :)

    I have too little knowledge on this matter.

    Well you said it ;)

    Email is a deep and complicated subject however setting up servers to be able to forward mail relatively trivial how that mail is dealt with though once it is actually in transit around the net is where the problems start.

    With your lack of admitted knowledge you are best advised to take the issue to your host to resolve really. This isn’t so much a BP or WP issue as a server one and the use of these plugins is a hack to avoid addressing the real issue as far as I can tell, I have encountered all manner of issues setting up LAMP servers and email but have always resolved by correctly installing and configuring mail functions at the server level.

    I have a feeling that you simply haven’t configured the plugin with a proper smtp server url to use, I use Gmail for domains on a regular basis configuring the MX records with the main DNS for the domain and have generally no problem using the sendmail programme with WP/BP
    You might also be running a mail server and the mx records might not have been set correctly?

    Also I must add that of all the many threads reporting issues with email the majority are with bluehost.

    Open a ticket with Bluehost as their continued issue are tending to become a PITA and they are supposed to be a WP friendly host.

    Yes, actually I did open a ticket about this but they didn’t answer while they answer all my other tickets instantly. I’ll open another ticket adding what you’ve told me and try again.

    Thanks for the help after me admitting how few I know about WP :)

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