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FOSWiki Windows Installation, error by user registration

ERROR: Exit code 65536 (256) from Foswiki::cfg{MailProgram} at D:/htdocs/foswiki/lib/Foswiki/ line 393. Too many failures sending mail

FOSWiki installation:

apache webserver

MS windows 2003 server

By register a new user the system produce the message above.

after the registration the user are in the user list but can not log in.

-- RuedigerOff - 24 Nov 2009 - 15:39:37

It seems your mail program is not working properly. Did you configure it? Are you using some sendmail script or relying on Net::SMTP? The latter seems to me to have more chances to work on Windows, but it needs some "smarthost" to relay it to.

-- OlivierRaginel - 11 Dec 2009

I am just getting started with FosWiki and I am having a similar problem. I register a user, I also get the same error about sending mail, I admittedly have not configured the mail part but I figured I could just ignore it because I'm not worried about the SMTP part yet, I was going to tackle that later. But I also cannot seem to get the user logged in after registration (using Apache login). A user page does get created. In addition, I do see that .htpasswd was modified at the time of registration, but when I go to edit it, there is only one line and it's for the user I created for initial configuration.

configuring mail settings isn't a requirement for registration is it? I do eventually want to set up a SMTP server to send email notifications to, but I was hoping I could ignore it and tackle it later after I understood authentication better. What about for situations where email notifications aren't wanted? Like a test server?

I didn't think the problem I was having had anything to do with mail settings until I saw this page. Thanks in advance

EDIT: Nevermind, I just saw

-- TimMenke - 14 Apr 2010

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Topic revision: r3 - 15 Apr 2010, TimMenke - This page was cached on 16 Feb 2019 - 10:14.

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