I've seen other threads on this subject but I just can't seem to get email notifications to work.

I have integrated YAF with my existing web application and most everything appears to be working. I've got the YAF assemblies in my applications /bin directory and the rest of the files in a /forum directory.

In the main sites web.config I have configured mail settings as follows:

<smtp deliveryMethod="SpecifiedPickupDirectory" from="no-reply@mydomain.com">
<specifiedPickupDirectory pickupDirectoryLocation="C:\inetpub\mailroot\Pickup"/>

When I attempt to send an email to users they appear to be queued (I receive the "message queued" alert and I can see them being inserted into the yaf_Mail table, then disappear once they are processed). But then the event log has errors:

SendMailThread General Exception

I attached the YAF project to my process and found that the exception is "The SMTP host was not specified".

Is it possible that I need to provide mail configuration in another location? Or that I have missed some configuration that tells YAF that I want all mail to be dropped to a pickup folder? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Ok - turned out that I had accidentally left use SSL for smtp emails enabled.

Plus I found somewhere that with II7 you may also need to add <network host="localhost" /> to your smtp settings - hope this helps someone else in the future!

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