Interesting things about PLESK Control panel, Joomla & Unix Hosting

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Joomla! use SMTP rather than the PHP mail function

By default, Joomla uses the php mail() function to send emails. However not all servers have the php mail() enabled and if you are using a local server like WAMP you will certainly get the Could not instantiate mail function erorr message.

To resolve this issue, I recommend setting up Joomla to use a SMTP.
This will also allow you to fully test your Joomla website on your local host and when you move it live the settings wont need to be changed.

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