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UA email - Should it work on my testing server?

Thread began 3/20/2009 9:45 am by grantr281040 | Last modified 11/04/2009 5:23 am by Roxana | 2883 views | 7 replies |


UA email - Should it work on my testing server?

Hi There!

I have set up a page for clients to be able to request samples. So they need to fill out the form and hit the submit button. I added the UA email server behavior and put in all of what I think is the correct info for mail servers and such and when I test locally...nothing seems to happen.

Should it work on my testing server or do I have to test it live?

If it should work on my testing server, would the issue be with my mail server info since nothing is being received by the sender and nothing is being received by the intended recipient?



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Mail locally

It will work locally, but dependant on what software your using on your local machine, you might have to install mail software. For instance xampp I don't think has mail software included. Something separate from it has to be installed for the mail.

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tom92909Beta Tester

As in another post I just did moments ago, I personally do my development on the live server in a secure sub directory. That way I'm utilizing all of the actual server resources and thus reducing the potential headaches.

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same problem

I seem to behaving the same problem. I am using wamp to test Universal Email but no emails are coming through

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Your mail server should have an error log. If emails aren't being sent that is the first place to look for an explanation of why.

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Did this help? Tips are appreciated...


The problem is more than likely PHP mail() which is underneath UE. As I posted in a different thread, if you are testing on a local machine and php.ini has the smtp set to localhost then you have to have a local mail server. If you point it to another mail server you will run into authentication issues. When you move it to production there will probably be a mail server installed. So the easiest way to manage this is to do as Tom suggest and use the production environment.

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Hi I Have a similar problem but in my case when I hit the submit button a authentication box from the site apears, I changed the permissions of all the mail related PHP files to 777 and the authentiction box still apears.

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The pro version of MAMP has a mailserver. I use it, and it works beautifully. It saves me the delay of having to upload all related files to the remote server just to test every minor change. index.html

I don't know, if there is a pro version for WAMP or XAMPP that can do the same thing.

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