How do I view PHP mail() errors? How do I see php mail() error log file under UNIX or Linux?
Usually, mail log including errors are sent to your systems mail server log directory. If you are using CentOS / RHEL / Redhat or Fedora Linux, check /var/log/maillog file using any one of the following command:
# tail -f /var/log/maillog
# grep 'firstname.lastname@example.org' /var/log/maillog
# more /var/log/maillog
If you are using Ubuntu or Debian Linux, check /var/log/mail.err and /var/log/mail.log files:
# tail -f /var/log/mail.log
# tail -f /var/log/mail.err
Sample PHP Code To Test Your Log File
Create a php code or upload a file called mailtest.php as follows:
<html> <head> <title>nixCraft PHP: Test mail() </title> </head> <body> <?php $email = "email@example.com"; $subject = "Happy Birthday!"; $msg = "Wishing you all the great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest."; mail($email,$subject,$msg); ?> </body> </html>
Run this as:
And check your server log files as mentioned above.