Justin Patrin wrote:

accurate. If it is, why hasn't the mail function been modified in the more recent builds? I've been using PHP since it was invented & never had a problem with mail.

"Also note that your form page is currently using the PHP mail() function, which doesn't work very well anymore. You would be best advised to use another solution (one example is PHPMailer -
http://phpmailer.sf.net/) for doing PHP script-based email delivery."

Sounds alot more like advertising than sanity ... there's not much
trickery in using the mail() function ... only if you want to attach
files can it get a bit tricky (encoding the file and inserting the
result), but in reality, there's not much in using that function
properly ...

you'll find that phpmailer is a quite nice wrapper for the mail function - it presents 1 clear object interface and handles all the mundane tasks of CC, BCC, Attachments, Encoding, MIME etc. I have been using it for quite sometime now. just drop 2 files into your project include/class directory and your pretty much off using a simple Mailer object.

I think advertising is a bit harsh considering it free software. I usually interested in what people think are good tools/classes, even if its the writer (is that even the case here?). let the code speak for itself.

code re-use is good right? which is why ideas like PEAR a good for everyone. and in the interest of starting a flame war (which there seems to be a bit of going around lately) I'll say that IMO most of PEAR (incl. the core is bloatware) and that PHP5 will make alot of it redundant, they should tear down all but the package manager and a few the gems and start again.


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