Edward Diener wrote:
> Phpster wrote:
>> On Apr 21, 2009, at 20:32, Edward Diener <el...@tropicsoft.com> wrote:
>>> I have a PHP script which uses the PHP 'mail' function. When the
>>> script's 'to' address is an AT&T address, such as my own as an AT&T
>>> ISP customer, the mail never gets to me. If the 'to' address is
>>> anything other than an AT&T address, the mail gets to the recipient.
>>> The PHP code for sending the mail is essentially:
>>>    $headers  = 'MIME-Version: 1.0' . "\r\n";
>>>    $headers .= 'Content-type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1' . "\r\n";
>>>    $headers .= 'From: Some From Name <somefromname.com>';
>>>    $to = 'mybellsouthaddress.net';
>>>    $subject = 'Some Subject';
>>>    $msg = 'Some Message';
>>>    if(mail($to,$subject,$msg."\r\n\r\n",$headers))
>>>        echo "good";
>>>    else
>>>        echo "bad";
>>> In the actual PHP script the $to, $subject, and $msg are successfully
>>> passed to the script from the client side as $_POST, $_POST and
>>> $_FILES parameters respectively. I have just filled them in above so
>>> that they can be seen as if they were part of the script. The script
>>> always returns "good", so the mail function must be successful.
>>> In my project, testing has reported that any attempt to use the
>>> 'mail' function on the server to send to an AT&T address fails to
>>> reach the recipient, while all other addresses used in the testing
>>> succeed in reaching the recipient. I can assert this to be the case
>>> with my own AT&T address also. I have also checked my AT&T mailbox
>>> online to make sure the mail is not being received as Spam.
>>> Does anybody have an idea why using the 'mail' function succeeds with
>>> all but AT&T $to addresses ? Naturally in the client-server
>>> application on which I am working, sending mail from the server must
>>> work for all $to addresses.
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>> It might be that the server IP has been blacklisted with at&t as a
>> domain  from which spam is sent.
> I have found out that the server adds a from header of
> 'nob...@myserver.com' where 'myserver' is the name of the server. This
> header gets placed first before the From header I supply in my PHP
> script ( which should have had the form in the example above of
> 'somefromn...@myserver.com, my bad ).
> Perhaps the AT&T mail server, when it sees the 'nob...@myserver.com'
> treats it as spam and does not deliver the mail to even the recipient's
> spam mailbox.
> I am not sure if it is normal for outgoing SMTP mail servers to
> automatically add the 'nob...@myserver.com' from address first in the
> header, or even why it does so ? Does anybody know if this is normal for
> mail servers to do this ? Evidently other incoming mail servers do not
> react to the 'nob...@myserver.com' in any way, so maybe AT&T is unique
> in this.
> Any light anyone can throw on the 'nob...@myserver.com' address would be
> most welcome.

It is using the apache user @ your host name as the default.  Try this:

ini_set('sendmail_from', 'whate...@wherever.com');


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