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Problem with configuring Mail Server in Mahara

17 May 2016, 8:42 PM

Hi good morning Thank you for helping to solve the problem.

I comment I made an installation of mahara in a virtual machine with a Ubunutu Server 15.04, I have created a server running with Postfix e Courirer pop3 and imap courirer and Squirrelmail to access the web mail. I have also configured a particular bind9 dns server.

He also commented that I downloaded files Spanish language translation although not all translated.

My problem are three:

El Primero not see the option to mahara 15.0.1 allows users conduct a search without being registered. What I have to do with an administrator account and I give them high with the administrator account
Is there any way to enable that option ?.

The second problem is that when I fill out a contact form, sending tells me that the form has been sent correctly, but then when I enter my mail server I do not see any form.

And finally when to register a user when I finish the process, mahara default send an email to the email address I have written anteriomente.Cuando mahara will send mail tells me that failed, they could not send and automatically shows me the request to change the user's password.

I need to find a solution.
Thank you so much

My mail server is Postfix + Courier + Squirrelmail then I leave the configuration of both postfix and squirrelmail









Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
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17 May 2016, 11:52 PM

Hi Victor,

I hope I can help you with El Primero!

To allow users that are online but not in the group to search on it, you will need to update each group's setting.

Groups > My Groups > group settings icon

Publicly viewable group =  yes.

To make it a bit more private for the members of the group, you can also set:

Hide membership = yes.

Also on the same settings page.

Is this what you're after? 

Also, can you confirm the Mahara version - is it 15.10 or 15.04?


18 May 2016, 9:52 PM

Thanks Ghada

I confirm Use Mahara 15.10.1 .

With regard to my first problem or issue I mean if it is possible to enable in paragraph login , when accessing the home page mahara the option to register user , because if this option exists and I do not have to register users manually by the administrator.

Thank you so much

A greeting

Victor Hernandez Casal

Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
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18 May 2016, 11:15 PM

Hi Victor,

So you want the users to self register?


19 May 2016, 8:14 PM

Yes, I would like to enable the logging option, that is, as it has here mahara.
I want the option to register when they enter my portfolio in the Login section appears, and thus not tenog them to give a user administrator High


Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
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19 May 2016, 9:54 PM

Hi Victor,

OK.  If I understand your requirements, you can enable self registration from the institution admin area.

* Administration > Institutions

* Select your institution. If you did not set up one, you can use 'no institution'.

* set 'Registration allowed' = yes

* set 'Confirm registration' = no

* save.

A link will then appear on the login page for users to self register. You will not need to approve them when 'Confirm registration' = no.

I hope this helps.

Please let me know how you go with this.


19 May 2016, 11:08 PM

When I fill out a contact form within mahara, he tells me who sent the message correctly .But when I go to my mail server I see nothing
And also fails when you send an email when I alata to a user.

My Settings Mail is: bind9 DNS server, Postfix + Courier imap and pop Courirer and Squirrelmail to access the mail server via webmail

Image of DNS Configuration
Servidor DNS.jpg

Postfix configuration image

Setting image SquirrelMail


Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
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20 May 2016, 5:38 AM

Hi Victor,

Have you set up the mail settings in Mahara?

It is done from:

* Administration > Site settings

Please fill out the section for your email server settings.

Hope this helps.


20 May 2016, 5:43 AM

yes but mahara  dont do nothing

Ghada El-Zoghbi's profile picture
Posts: 122

21 May 2016, 9:24 AM

Hi Victor,

I'm sorry to hear that.  Unfortunately, setting up and configuring email is not what I know.

Have you tried the forums for those applications?



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