Configuring Fedora webserver to send emails

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I have a server running Fedora 9 and I have installed and configured Apache using some tutorials on the web. I have installed Joomla and for the most part it is working correctly. However, when i send an email from the site through the Contact Us area, the email doesn't send. I'm presuming its down to Fedora not being configured correctly to send emails.

I'd like to used a script for work on the server but it is crutial that it can send email from a hosted site.
Question by:nickedwards
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    First, check your logfiles for some additional info. There should be probably something in /var/log/maillog.
    You can also check if you are able to send email from commandline:
    echo "body of email" | mailx -s "subject" recipient's@address
    You can also check how are you trying to send emails from joomla - are you using mail() function, sendmail program, or SMTP? I don't know where this setting is in joomla, but I'm sure, that there is such option.

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