MediaWiki email setup



I have a freshly installed mediawiki for personal use only. Since it will still be accessible from Internet I want to limit edits to the owner only. I’m having trouble with the email confirmation process: when I confirm my email address from inside my account’s preferences, I never get the code confirmation email. I already have these items in the LocalSettings.

$wgEnableEmail = true;
$wgEnableUserEmail = true;
$wgEnotifUserTalk = true; # UPO
$wgEnotifWatchlist = true; # UPO
$wgEmailAuthentication = true;
$wgEmailConfirmToEdit = true;
$wgEmailConfirmationRequiredForAll = true;

I already looked at the prerequisites and troubleshooting in the guide. I seem to be missing something. Please help me find the cultprit, why I am not getting the confirmation email?

I am not sure if this is relevant, but…I have an email account with a different domain ( hosted at Dreamhost. The wiki is using a different domain ( also hosted at DH but I have not created any email accounts for this .net domain. The address I gave in my preferences is assigned to the

Thank you for any help you can give.