have you setup an email server on the host you have installed php? if
yes, did you check the email relaing rules?

just fireup a shell and telnet your host (server which you have
installed php on) through port 25 (standard SMTP port) to check
whether your smtp is working.

or post the phpinfo() output (smtp section) to the list.


~viraj.

On 9/18/05, Daryl Booth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I'm not sure what should be in the php.ini.
> 
> Where can I find out what needs to be in the SMTP section?
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Sonntag, 18. September 2005 05:10
> To: php-db@lists.php.net
> Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] Problem with mail funktion
> 
> As far as I know the "Unknown error" related to the mail function
> indicates that PHP could not connect to the SMTP server specified in
> php.ini.
> 
> You could load phpinfo(); and check to see what php.ini file you are
> using. Then check that for the SMTP setting.
> 
> FYI: doing a google search on 'PHP mail "Unknown Error"' got me multiple
> hits that would at least suggest checking your configuration.
> 
> Chris
> 
> Daryl Booth wrote:
> 
> >Hi,
> >
> >
> >
> >I'm trying to set up a simple mail form but the following code:
> >
> >mail($empfaenger,$betreff,$msg,$header);
> >
> >gives me the error:
> >
> >Warning: Unknown error in C:\FoxServ\www\Dad\contactform.php on line 87
> >
> >
> >
> >Line 87 is the mail function line all of the variables are spelt right
> >empfaenger=recipient and betreff=subject.
> >
> >
> >
> >According to www.selfphp.info <http://www.selfphp.info/>  the syntax is
> >correct what am I doing wrong?
> >
> >
> >
> >Php version is 4.2.2
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 
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