I'm quite sure it's not a problem with the mail function. It's probably
the reverse dns configuration on your SMTP/sendmail server. AOL &
Verizon have been two real sticklers for that.
If you know the IP address that your server is sending the email from
you can use this:
To check the revers dns resolution. You may be surprised.
From: Manuel Lemos [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:28 PM
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Subject: [PHP-DB] Re: mail() function and AOL users
On 12/12/2003 04:34 AM, Matt Perry wrote:
> I use the following php mail function in an online applicaiton
> mail($email, "application submitted", $message, "From:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED]");
> This function does not always work when I modify $message. I have
> checked for null values for $message already but this does not seem to
> be the problem.
> I am trying to develop some sort of pattern of when this function
> works and when it does not.
> The only essential difference between the values I pass in for message
> is the one that does not always work includes a link. Apparently
> anyone useing AOL email is particularly vulnerable to this problem.
> Is it likely that AOL and other mail servers sometimes block any email
> from a web site if it has a link in the main body? Or should I not be
> useing mail() in this manner to begin with?
Maybe you are not generating the message headers and body properly.
Without seeing the code that you use to define $message, it is hard to
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