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Error: Could not instantiate mail function error.

When: Hello, are you having sites,which are running on Joomla or other CMS and you are using Mail function most of the times,like in CONTACT US Section, SEND ENQUIRY section or REQUEST A QUOTE section or any other form submitted and you will get below error.
‘ Could not instantiate mail function ‘

Why: Below are possible reason for this error

Solution:

  • If you are running Joomla,then goto Admin panel > Global Configuration > Server > Mail Settings > Mailer  and select SENDMAIL there, instead of PHP MAIL FUNCTION.
  • Upgrade php version if its older.
  • Still not solved ask your webhost to check smtp configuration

By following above steps your “Could not instantiate mail function error” will be resolved.