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email – PHP mail() no longer works after update to OSX Mountain Lion

Posted by: admin April 23, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I just updated OS X to Mountain Lion yesterday, but the php function mail() does not work anymore.

Before updating, the PHP mail() function worked fine, Apple mail works fine.
After updating, Apple mail works fine, but PHP mail() function DOES NOT work.

Webserver: XAMPP 1.7.3

I use this code to test the mail() function:

if (mail($to, $object, $content, "From: ". $from)) 
{ 
    echo 'send '; 
} 
else 
{ 
    echo "not send"; 
}

It shows: not send

Anything I have to change? such as the php.ini or something else?

Thanks in advance.

How to&Answers:

Finally I found the solution.
After looking at the error_log (/Applications/XAMPP/xamppfiles/logs/error_log), there is an error:
sendmail: fatal: chdir /Library/Server/Mail/Data/spool: No such file or directory

Do the following at your terminal:

sudo mkdir -p /Library/Server/Mail/Data/spool
sudo /usr/sbin/postfix set-permissions
sudo /usr/sbin/postfix start

Then the php mail() works!

Reference:
https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/54051/sendmail-error-on-os-x-mountain-lion

Answer:

After creating the spool folder as described above, I configured postfix following the directions on this article OS X Hints

I also had to edit my php.ini sendmail path to have some extra switches, specifically

sendmail_path=/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i