I am trying to set-up a workflow to approve a form. The workflow I started using was the "assign a task process" option. I assigned the task to myself and my manager for testing purposes. I chose the "initiate workflow when item is created" option. I saved and published the workflow to my form. When in SPD13 I can see that the workflow is associated with the correct list. On the SP site I can go in to workflow settings and see the workflow that is assigned. I fill out the form and submit the form in to the library. Under approval it says "pending". When I go to "workflow settings" is says that no workflows are currently running and none have been run in the past. However, the individuals assigned to the task do not receive email notification that there is a form to be approved. We have ensured that email is turned on on the SP server, we have entered the SMTP server address in the IIS Manager under SP, I have gone through all of the settings I can find associated to this workflow and can not find an area to "Send email to assigned". We found some where that the "Send email to assigned" in the tasks list options box needed to be checked but I am either looking in the wrong place for that or we do not have that option.
So then I decided to scale down the workflow to just "send an email", put myself as the recipient, saved and published. Tested, and never received an email. Our mailserver is not receiving the emails, it seems that SP and/or the workflow are not even initiating that an email be sent. Is there something I am missing in the design of the workflow? Is there a setting in the workflow manager or on the SP server that needs to be turned on?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!