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## Support / Using Smtp instead of mail() in Mahara 1.1.5

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15 July 2009, 5:47

Hi guys,

is it still possible to configure mahara to use smtp instead of mail()? The config-defaults file isn't in the root directory but in /lib/ for some reason. If I try adding the lines

$cfg->smtphosts = 'mail.a.com;mail.b.com';$cfg->smtpuser = '';
$cfg->smtppass = ''; I get the following error [15-Jul-2009 12:36:08] PHP Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE in /data/web/social/web/social/mahara/config.php on line 83 Regards Alex Account deleted Posts: 105 ##### Re: Using Smtp instead of mail() in Mahara 1.1.5 15 July 2009, 6:22 Ok finally got it working. The error was cause because I had set$cfg->noreplyaddress = '[email protected]'

This is not possible if you want to use smtp! Unfortunately the "sender" now looks very weird.

Is it possible to set the email from field somehowe without using  \$cfg->noreplyaddress?

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##### Re: Using Smtp instead of mail() in Mahara 1.1.5

16 July 2009, 2:39

Um, actually that line looks broken because you didn't finish it with a semi-colon. If you add that, it should work fine?
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##### Re: Using Smtp instead of mail() in Mahara 1.1.5

18 July 2009, 5:48

Unbelievable and I am teaching Java :(

Shame on me. Sorry for wasting your time!

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