Hello!! That's not always true.
I just sent mail using php to my AOL account, and it worked. The smtp mail server doesn't have a reverse dns lookup. His problem might be that the SMTP server he is using my be on the black list. http://www.ordb.org/ This will cause a ton of problems. It took me 3 weeks to get off that list!!! Anyway... Instead of sending it like this... mail($email, "application submitted", $message, "From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]"); Do something like this... $text = stripslashes($text); $subject = stripslashes($sub); $header = "From: $From\nReply-To: $From\n"; $header .= "Cc: $cc\n"; $header .= "MIME-Version: 1.0\n"; $header .= "Content-Type: text/plain\n"; $header .= "Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bnoit\n\n"; $header .= "$text\n"; mail($To, $subject, "", $header); I alwasy like working with strings.... Dan -----Original Message----- From: RJameson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Wednesday, May 19, 2004 9:12 AM To: php-db Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Re: mail() function and AOL users I'm quite sure it's not a problem with the mail function. It's probably the reverse dns configuration on your SMTP/sendmail server. AOL & Verizon have been two real sticklers for that. If you know the IP address that your server is sending the email from you can use this: http://www.dnsstuff.com/tools/ptr.ch?ip=YOURIPADDRESS To check the revers dns resolution. You may be surprised. <>< Ryan -----Original Message----- From: Manuel Lemos [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2004 10:28 PM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP-DB] Re: mail() function and AOL users Hello, On 12/12/2003 04:34 AM, Matt Perry wrote: > I use the following php mail function in an online applicaiton program: > > mail($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 tell. I just suggest that you try this class to properly compose and send your messages: http://www.phpclasses.org/mimemessage -- Regards, Manuel Lemos PHP Classes - Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP http://www.phpclasses.org/ PHP Reviews - Reviews of PHP books and other products http://www.phpclasses.org/reviews/ Metastorage - Data object relational mapping layer generator http://www.meta-language.net/metastorage.html -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php