Hello, on 04/24/2009 10:17 PM Ron Piggott said the following: > I am on a shared web site hosting company. They are asking me to edit > my PHP script to specify the SMTP using $aditional_parameters on the URL > below. If this can't be achieved then I need to confirm this.
No, AFAIK you cannot configure the SMTP server that way, unless your Web hosting company hacked the mail function. Otherwise, I think they have no idea how to do it and are wild guessing. The fact is that you do not need to use an SMTP server, especially if your web host is run on Linux or any Unix like system. In Linux the mail function just injects the message in the local mail server queue and from then on the mail server sends the message to the remote recipient domain SMTP server so it reaches the destination mailbox. You may want to watch this slide presentation that has a slide that explains exactly how mail messages are routed. Take a look at slide 13. http://www.phpclasses.org/browse/video/3/package/9.html -- Regards, Manuel Lemos Find and post PHP jobs http://www.phpclasses.org/jobs/ PHP Classes - Free ready to use OOP components written in PHP http://www.phpclasses.org/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php