[EMAIL PROTECTED] (Dl Neil) wrote:
> It is my opinion (too?) that mail() is difficult to use in a
> non-trivial application. I have not used/investigated sockets. I have
> had good success with a 'wrapper class/function set' for mail(). I'm
> wondering if I should also look at what you have proposed.
> What does the extra effort of using sockets give you that using a
> decent wrapper for mail() wouldn't? For example do you get a 'msg
> sent' confirmation advice?
speed, sockect are AFAIK faster than normal mail().
> Does the socket-based connection require more than standard access
> (Id/pswd) to the SMTP server? -is it both Linux and Windows
> compatible? -is it both in-house server and ISP compatible?
nope does not require extra things and it should work on both
platforms. I do not know if all isp's carry it or if it's normal to
> Please advise, =dn (will appreciate good web references if it would
> save you time)
you can test your self:
http://www.greatbridge.org/project/phpsmtp/ - a mailer that uses
http://phpmailer.sourceforge.net - a wrapper with more features also,
with this one you can use both mail() or SMTP so you can do a little
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