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Following a fresh install of Zend Server 2018 (PHP7.2.1) php mail stopped working.
The following message is given in the  Apache HTTPD log file www\zendphp7\logs\error_log.Q_date_time_stamp:
sh: /usr/sbin/sendmail: not found

Possible cause when the Zend Server libraries deployed are not updated to the latest versions available.
IBM i not connected to the web,(no internet access).


Download and deploy the latest Zend Framework Libraries.
Use the SMTP Transport found in Zend Framework a more reliable and easy to implement.

In the following article you can find an examples written for Zend Framework 1 and Zend Framework 2.

Use Framework's SMTP Transport instead of mail() on IBM i

  1. ZF1 example script:

    $tr = new Zend_Mail_Transport_Smtp('');

    $mail = new Zend_Mail();
    $mail->setBodyText('This is the text of the mail.');
    $mail->setFrom('', 'Some Sender');
    $mail->addTo('', 'Some Recipient');
  2. ZF2 example script:

    ini_set('include_path', '/usr/local/zendphp7/share/ZendFramework2/library');
    require_once 'Zend/Loader/StandardAutoloader.php';
    $loader = new Zend\Loader\StandardAutoloader(array('autoregister_zf' => true));

    use Zend\Mail\Message;
    use Zend\Mail\Transport\Smtp as SmtpTransport;
    use Zend\Mail\Transport\SmtpOptions;

    $message = new Message();
            ->setBody("This is the text of the mail.");

    // Setup SMTP transport
    $transport = new SmtpTransport();
    $options   = new SmtpOptions(array(
        'name' => '',
        'host' => '',
        'port' => 25,

Zend Mail SMTP Options

Use Framework's SMTP Transport instead of mail on IBM-i

IBM i SMTP Mail -The PHP mail Function-

Zend Server Libraries

Zend Framework downloads

Create .zpks the easy way

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