ActionMailer sending mail, but never received...

Hey, I'm using ActionMailer to send emails, but the recipient never
receives them.

Here's the method in my Notifier class:

  def order_placed(order)
    recipients order.user.email
    from "orders@soundcastsystems.com"
    subject "Your Soundcast Systems Order"
    body :order => order
  end

And here's a snip from the log (development):

...snip...
  Address Load (0.002011) SELECT * FROM `addresses` WHERE
(`addresses`.addressable_id = 5 AND `addresses`.addressable_type =
'Order' AND (addresses.which = 'shipping')) LIMIT 1
  Payment Load (0.001367) SELECT * FROM `payments` WHERE
(`payments`.order_id = 5) LIMIT 1
  Payment Columns (0.003850) SHOW FIELDS FROM `payments`
  User Load (0.000760) SELECT * FROM `users` WHERE (`users`.`id` =
1)
Sent mail to gregx999@gmail.com

Hey, I'm using ActionMailer to send emails, but the recipient never
receives them.

Is actionmailer set to use the correct smtp/sendmail/ etc... ?

Fred

another option is that delivery_method for actionmailer is set to test
in
config/environments/development.rb.

config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :test

In that case you would still get your mail content in the log file,
but nothing is delivered.

I set it. I assume the settings are correct as there are no errors in
the log. Would it insert an error in the log or give me an error page
if it couldn't login to the server to send the mail?

Greg

Ah!! Figured it out...

My "from" email has to be an existing email account otherwise the mail
server was rejecting the address.

When I looked for:
config.action_mailer.delivery_method = :test

I saw:
config.action_mailer.raise_delivery_errors = false

So I set it to true and this time it threw an error.

Thanks!

I set it. I assume the settings are correct as there are no errors in
the log. Would it insert an error in the log or give me an error page
if it couldn't login to the server to send the mail?

Depends on the delivery method. For example if you set it to sendmail
and sendmail accepts the item you won't get an error message, even if
sendmail then later on drops it on the floor.

Fred