Mail function disabled on my Joomla site

asked Nov 7, 2013 in Website Builder by deepa1 (1,580 points)
Hi All

I recently updated to Joomla 3.2 and I right after the update, I started getting a message saying ”mail function has been temporarily disabled try again later”  every time I submit any forms such as the contact for. I know this has something to do with the Joomla 3.2 update but I have no idea what to do.
Any help is highly appreciated
Many thanks in regards

2 Answers

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answered Nov 7, 2013 by FixHost (12,380 points)
Go to your site configuration and try switching from sendmail to php mail.
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answered Nov 8, 2013 by Aanya Desouza (180 points)
Hey  deepa1,

You should check with your hosting provider to see if they have shut off the php mail() function for your site or not?

A simple test of the mail function:
Create a test_mail.php program in your root directory with this code (modify for your email accounts). Then execute it by


$to = "";
$subject = "Web Test";
$message = "Test of php sendmail capability.";
$from = "";
$headers = "From:" . $from;
print"<br>Sent to: $to ... Sender: $from";
print"<br>Not sent to: $to ... Sender: $from";

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