Joomla Error – Not sending registration activation email and contact form [# SMTP Error! Could not connect to SMTP host]

This article explains how to solve the problem when:

1. New user registers and is not sent the activation email

2. Contact form when submitted, returns the error:

SMTP Error! Could not connect to SMTP host.

Issue:

The issue is that your smtp server is not properly configured in joomla and mail options are wrong

Solution:

Solution is simple, goto :

joomla administrator > global configuration > server

On that page, to the right side, find this option:

Mail Settings

In that set of fields, simple change Mailer to PHP Mail Function

And save the settings.

Test your registration process and contact page once again to confirm.

6 comments on “Joomla Error – Not sending registration activation email and contact form [# SMTP Error! Could not connect to SMTP host]

  1. The problem in fact is to use a remote smtp server because i have not a local mail server installed!
    ERROR:
    Could not instantiate mail function.

    1. definitely this can be the issue too, but i’ve seen this error on servers which have smtp running on them too, so maybe a configuration issue or something.

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