Help with phpBB2 email problems

Ok I recently installed phpBB 2.0.8 and I was testing the mass email function and I noticed something odd (possibly common?): I created two members other than my admin account one using an aol email account and one using a hotmail email account. My problem is this when I sign up with those email addresses I don’t get a confirming email (which I have it set to use email authorize) also when I set up the same two accounts without email authorize and tried to send a mass email the only account that recieved the email was my admin account (which uses a dreamhost email address…does that make a difference?)

I didn’t mess with the smtp mail settings at all…is that my problem? I’ve just contacted my webhost to ask them the same question just in case the problem is on their end…

Any help would be appreciated :slight_smile: