Don't receive confirmation email from local webserver!

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Joined: Aug 28 2010
Posts: 2

Since short I had the problem with MAMP that it doesn't let WordPress send emails to me. After reading the article about Installing Wordpress on Snow Leopard I tried this, but still have the same problem.

For example:
When I add a new user, that user will get an email with all the details, but the emails aren't send.

It worked before and now when I create a new Blog with WordPress I also don't get the email (confirmation that you started a blog).

But when I look in the Terminal it tells me I've got mail. I can view the mails and those are the mails that couldn't be send. Looks like something is wrong with PHPmailer?


Message-ID: <2da20138410b064a1bce8640741b4e69@localhost>
X-Priority: 3
X-Mailer: PHPMailer ( [version 2.0.4]
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"

Your new WordPress site has been successfully set up at:

http://localhost:8888/link from site

You can log in to the administrator account with the following information:

Username: user
Password: The password you chose during the install.

We hope you enjoy your new site. Thanks!

--The WordPress Team


Somebody can tell me what's going on?

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Dr. Webster's picture
Joined: Dec 19 2003
Posts: 1688
This line: Your new WordPr

This line:

Your new WordPress site has been successfully set up at:
http://localhost:8888/link from site

...suggests to me that Wordpress may not be configured quite right. MAMP, unfortunately, ships with Apache set to use port 8888 by default IIRC, whereas Apache as built into OS X will use port 80 (which is the Internet standard http port).

To view your blog from a local Web browser, what URL do you use? http://localhost, or http://localhost:8888?

If you go to http://localhost to view your Wordpress site, then you may want to check the URLs listed on the Wordpress General Settings page to make sure they don't have :8888 appended to the end of them.


Applefritter Admin

Joined: Aug 28 2010
Posts: 2
Forgot to mention that this e

Forgot to mention that this email was when I had MAMP installed. That's why it says localhost:8888.

With the removal of MAMP and the setup from the article here at Applefritter the mail won't show in the terminal. I'm not sure where they went.