[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 include it. > 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 sockets. 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 speed testing. -- Henrik Hansen -- 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]