> Phpster wrote:
>> On Apr 21, 2009, at 20:32, Edward Diener <el...@tropicsoft.com>
>>> 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' .
>>>    $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');

You can also add headers to display custom formatted From: with a nice
display name, like this:

$to = "j...@user.com";
$subject = "Automated Notification";
$body = "Joe, you're using too much disk space!"; $headers = "From:
Automated Disk Notifications <no-re...@website.com>\n\rReply-to:

mail($to, $subject, $body, $headers);

EDIT:  Oops, didn't read OP.  Sorry!

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