I'm trying to set up SMTP in Craft backend Settings > Email to get Mandrill working. But regardless of which protocol I choose, no settings fields are shown, and when I click save it just says "Couldn’t save email settings". It's the same in both Firefox and Chrome.

What could be the problem here, and how do I fix it?

Many thanks in advance and best regards.


  • Are there any related errors in craft/storage/runtime/logs ?
    – user155
    Mar 7 '16 at 11:24
  • In your browser, are you seeing any assets not loading/errors?
    – Matt P
    Mar 7 '16 at 12:31
  • @ Jeoren: I poked around in the log files but could not decipher anything that would help. But there might be something in there that I don't understand. Don't matter now though, see @ All: below. Thanks for trying to help! bowing
    – CodeMonkey
    Mar 7 '16 at 15:07
  • @ Matt: got some internal server error on .../js/email_settings.js?x=... Don't matter now though, see @ All: below. Thanks for trying to help! bowing
    – CodeMonkey
    Mar 7 '16 at 15:09
  • @ All: Ended up reinstalling Craft CMS, and that fixed it. Now, I just have to get my plugin to install. <=)
    – CodeMonkey
    Mar 7 '16 at 15:10

Since I was short on time I ended up reinstalling Craft. Not exactly a minimum effort solution, but it fixed the backend > settings > email problem (and the updates page, that was not functioning properly as well). However, new install would not show my plugin in backend > settings > plugins. The solution to this, was to create a bare minimum test plugin (just copy pasted from https://craftcms.com/docs/plugins/setting-things-up), after which both the test plugin and my real plugin showed up in backend. All seem ok now.

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