On Friday 16 August 2002 01:30, FoxRings / Michael wrote:
> I want to send mail under win98,
> and I know that this is the proper solution...
> -------snip--------
> Hope this work:
> --> edit your php.ini and type your SMTP server
> [mail function]
> ; For Win32 only.
> SMTP = yoursmtpserver.com
> Regards.
> Jhon R. Putra
> -------snip--------
> But my problem is how to get an indefinate number of semi-computer
> illeterate persons to edit that file... Not going to happen.

> So I need to do something in my code. Even if I rewrite the php.ini file
> from my install script.

You can use the phpmailer class (www.phpclasses.org). This is a complete 
'self-contained' class for sending mail. It does not depend on the php.ini 
settings as you can select which smtp server(s) to use from within class.

> I am using a copy of Jana Server (http://www.janaserver.de/) for this
> project.
> Also of note. I searched on the Jana Forum and it appears that Jana is not
> a full smtp server, but requires a secondary server to send to.

> So all I need now is a program that will install on 98 that is a stand
> alone smtp server. But if it will not execute .php scripts that is all
> right as long as I can get Jana to send to this secondary program that can
> do the actual sending of the mail.
> I need to do this because the mail is going out in bulk. (much to my utter
> dismay, but it's not my company. 'My job is not to ask why. But to do and
> die'.)

I would suggest that you forget about the added complications of setting up 
your own smtp server and just point the above class to use your ISP's smtp 
server instead.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
Open Source Software Systems Integrators
* Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development *

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