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[1.1.X] Fixed #11680: Added a note in the error-reporting documentati…

…on about basic e-mail configuration. Backport of [12686] from trunk.

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@@ -23,6 +23,17 @@ administrators immediate notification of any errors. The :setting:`ADMINS` will
get a description of the error, a complete Python traceback, and details about
the HTTP request that caused the error.
+.. note::
+
+ In order to send e-mail, Django requires a few settings telling it
+ how to connect to your mail server. At the very least, you'll need
+ to specify :setting:`EMAIL_HOST` and possibly
+ :setting:`EMAIL_HOST_USER` and :setting:`EMAIL_HOST_PASSWORD`,
+ though other settings may be also required depending on your mail
+ server's configuration. Consult :ref:`the Django settings
+ documentation <ref-settings>` for a full list of email-related
+ settings.
+
By default, Django will send email from root@localhost. However, some mail
providers reject all email from this address. To use a different sender
address, modify the :setting:`SERVER_EMAIL` setting.
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