Use PHP mail function instead of SMTP in Framadate


You want to use framadate as a Doodle alternative, but you don’t have access to SMTP on your server


This solution was tested with Framadate 1.0. It might not work with other versions. The best approach is to just try it out.

First, configure the mailer in app/inc/config.php just as you would with SMTP. Most importantly set

'use_smtp' => true

The settings in

'smtp_options' => [
    // [...]

do not matter, so you can leave them at their defaults.

Next, edit app/classes/Framadate/Services/MailService.php:

and find this line:


Comment it out:


This tells PHPMailer, the underlying library, not to use SMTP but to use the PHP mail() function.

Now ensure that you have uploaded all the changed files to the server and test your modifications.