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Unable to send notification: mail() failed:

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by devindull, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. devindull

    devindull Guest

    When adding a new client to the Plesk interface, as it goes from their information to the loading of the IP pool page, the error "Unable to send notification: mail() failed:" is broadcasted. I have to click OK to move on. Also, when users add their domains they get some similar errors. Any idea how to fix this? As far as I know, the entire Plesk package is setup like it ought ot be. I can't find any mistaken options/information anywhere. Thanks a lot.
  2. acidbox

    acidbox Guest

    Are you using the ART PHP rpms? I doubt it because you are talking about the panel which has its own PHP installation, but If so, they had a bug in the 4.3.11 packages where mail doesnt work. For more info, check the forums at atomicrocketturtle.com

    Try these: http://3es.atomicrocketturtle.com/atomic/art/3ES/RPMS/
  3. devindull

    devindull Guest

    No, I'm running the FBSD4.9 version where it has to be built and isn't given in RPM type format. I'm using the usual PHP of the panel. What do I do?
  4. etan

    etan Guest

    check the permissions of


    if u are not using dr web, chmod file to 555

    chown qmailq:qmail
  5. devindull

    devindull Guest

    -r-s--x--x 1 drweb qmail 151K Aug 29 15:07 qmail-queue
    -r-s--x--x 1 drweb qmail 151K Aug 29 15:07 qmail-queue.drweb
    -r-s--x--x 1 qmailq qmail 12K Aug 24 09:23 qmail-queue.origin

    I know that two or three users are using drweb. Any possible way to fix it if you're using DRweb?
  6. etan

    etan Guest

    no clue

    i disabled it, by replacing it with a the standard qmail-queue

    as i use 4psa clean server ( far superior imo )
  7. devindull

    devindull Guest

    4psa clean server, as a replacement for drweb? how much does it cost? where can i find it?

    I tried replacing, chowning, and chmoding the files, it didn't fix anything. Any other ideas out there?

    I did notice that when adding a domain, it spits out the error:
    "Unable to send notification: mail() failed: empty error message from utlitiy" after clicking to continue to the second page to choose physical hosting or what have you.

    Also, I don't have any lock files in /etc/psa as other threads suggested.

    My sendmail program is:
    -r-xr-xr-x 1 root qmail 9K Aug 24 09:23 sendmail

    Is that the right size?
  8. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    4PSA products are available at:


    Their prices are fairly reasonable and their products work better than Plesk's equivalents (IMO), that's why I've stuck with them. Of course, nothing is ever 'perfect', and we can all find fault with any product :)