[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
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

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