Why is my PHP mail function not working?

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I'm calling PHP's mail(), but it's not working. What should I do?

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To troubleshoot this, a good first step would be to enable error logging for PHP. To do this, you can put these function calls before the call to the mail() function that you're making:

ini_set('display_errors', 1);

Then, review the logs that are produced for more clues. Your PHP might also have a separate mail log set up (like /var/log/phpmail.log). This can be specified in your php.ini file under the mail.log option. You can find where your php.ini file with these steps:

How can I find my php.ini file?


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