By default you'll never know if the email you sent gets through. You could set up a bounced email tracking system. There is an "Errors-To" header in the email messages that you can have send to a specially set up account on your system. Then have a cron job process that looking for bounced emails you sent. You do have to be able to distinguish real bounces vs. informative warnings that delivery has been delayed. You may also need to track the Message Ids if you need to determine if a specific message that was sent bounces, otherwise you could harvest that special mailbox for known bad email addresses.
We're building a similar system for our service, I'm trying to get that team to keep it generic enough to be able to be a standalone product. David -----Original Message----- From: Alexander Jäger [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 8:09 AM To: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [PHP] how to know if email sent hi everybody i'm making an automatic booking system in php. for the hotelier it's also possible to calculte offers and send them to his gasts. we send the email with @mail and although we put in a right-formated (with @ in it etc.) but wrong email adress the function results true. so we tried to get an error-email from the server that send the mails but no success. does anybody has a solution for our problem thanx for every little help Alexander Jäger -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] For additional commands, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED] To contact the list administrators, e-mail: [EMAIL PROTECTED]