No, the mail() function will not work without a valid MTA.  I believe the
default is sendmail.  But yeah, you can change that in the php.ini file.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: fam.paauwe [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, March 30, 2001 1:20 PM
> Subject: [PHP-DB] connection to smtp
> My php mail() function failes to make a connection to my local
> smtp server. Which server is best suitable and what do I have to
> change in my php.ini file so that the mail() function will
> operate correctly?
> Does the mail() function work without an smtp server?
> Do I have to have an internet connection to use the mail( ) function?
> thanx,
> ufo :-)

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