installation, email and smpt

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installation, email and smpt

Post by MrPorcine » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:52 am

I'm new to phpBB having just installed it for the first time. It went pretty easily.

I find that when I set up email to go to an external SMPT server the button "send a test email" results in a error even though the setup is correct. I suggest that there should be a note associated with the button that says it doesn't work if you've set up to communicate with an external server. Such a note would sure have saved me a few of hours of work, plus a needless call to my ISP. It doesn't really matter that it doesn't work, what matters is that your users understand when it does and when it doesn't.

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Re: installation, email and smpt

Post by DavidIQ » Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:02 pm

The issue with that button has been reported numerous times already and was fixed long ago (it does work). Just waiting on the next maintenance release.

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