Good Morning,

This post is somewhat OT -- please forgive me. I've spent over 3 days 
trying to get sendmail configured and I've lost some patience and 
reasoning ability in the process.

I have a Linux (RH9), Apache 2.0.48, PHP 4.3.4, MySQL GUI that creates a 
PDF document on the server for web access. We would also like to have the 
document emailed to several folks within the company. So I essentially 
have to get the PDF attached to an email and routed to our SMTP server. I 
have webmin installed and have tried to use it to configure sendmail. When 
I execute  /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail status  ---  Linux says that sendmail 
is running. 

I'm using this method for creating emails with attachments (which was 
posted on the PHP-WIN list several months ago ), but it is failing:

$fileatt = ""; // Path to the file 
$fileatt_type = "application/octet-stream"; // File Type 
$fileatt_name = ""; // Filename that will be used for the file as the 

$email_from = ""; // Who the email is from 
$email_subject = ""; // The Subject of the email 
$email_txt = ""; // Message that the email has in it 

$email_to = ""; // Who the email is too 
$headers = "From: ".$email_from; 

$file = fopen($fileatt,'rb'); 
$data = fread($file,filesize($fileatt)); 

$semi_rand = md5(time()); 
$mime_boundary = "==Multipart_Boundary_x{$semi_rand}x"; 
$headers .= "\nMIME-Version: 1.0\n" . 
            "Content-Type: multipart/mixed;\n" . 
            " boundary=\"{$mime_boundary}\""; 

$email_message .= "This is a multi-part message in MIME format.\n\n" . 
                "--{$mime_boundary}\n" . 
                "Content-Type:text/html; charset=\"iso-8859-1\"\n" . 
               "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit\n\n" . 
$email_txt . "\n\n"; 

$data = chunk_split(base64_encode($data)); 

$email_message .= "--{$mime_boundary}\n" . 
                  "Content-Type: {$fileatt_type};\n" . 
                  " name=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" . 
                  //"Content-Disposition: attachment;\n" . 
                  //" filename=\"{$fileatt_name}\"\n" . 
                  "Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64\n\n" . 
                 $data . "\n\n" . 

$ok = @mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers); 

if($ok) { 
echo "<font face=verdana size=2>The file was successfully sent!</font>";

} else { 
die("Sorry but the email could not be sent. Please go back and try

I've examined the content of the variables in this expression (from above) 
[[$ok = @mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers) ]] and 
it looks ok, though I'm no expert, so I'm guessing that the problem lies 
within the sendmail configuration. Webmin has loads of config pages for 
sendmail, and I admit that they're overwhelming right now. It seemed to me 
at first a relatively simple task to have an email created on the server, 
and forwarded to our SMTP server for delivery, but I was obviously naiive 
in this assumption. If anyone has suggestions or knows of helpful links or 
tutorials, I'd be deeply obliged.

Thanks for reading this long post.


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