Mybb forum no activation email
Posted by: Gravity (175.144.155.---)
Date: October 21, 2015 11:41AM

Im using the latest version of wamp..
so I was creating mybb forum, and there's no email being send to me.
I've tried smtp too, but it won't work.. I tried everything, here are the errors that i get.

"MyBB was unable to send the email using the PHP mail() function."

"The SMTP server does not support any of the AUTH methods that MyBB supports"

I've created a thread in mybb forum, but they said it wasn't mybb's fault.. they told me to ask wamp :/

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Re: Mybb forum no activation email
Posted by: RiggsFolly (
Date: October 21, 2015 02:19PM

This is because windows does not have a mail server installed by default.

The PHP mail() function just passes a mail to the local mail server, it does not actually do the mailing itself.

I am not familiar with mybb but if it can only use the PHP mail() function then you will need to install a mail server. I personally use hMailServer but that does involve a little experience with mail servers or some trial and error.

Alternatively if mybb can be configured to use phpMailer that may also be an option.

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Re: Mybb forum no activation email
Posted by: sTimulated (
Date: October 24, 2015 12:21PM

I use phpbb forum using my domains email settings,works just fine for me.

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