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Why the need for SMTP server url?

Thread began 3/05/2010 4:09 pm by sysop349733 | Last modified 3/05/2010 4:33 pm by sysop349733 | 594 views | 2 replies


Why the need for SMTP server url?


I'm using Universal Email for the first time on a site I do not host so I do not know the smtp server. I sent an email to the host requesting the smpt server and they are confused about why I am asking. I can understand.

When I have hand-built email forms before, I just used the PHP mail command, PHP on the server already configure to know what SMTP server to use. So I have the same question as the host, why is the SMTP server required by Universal Email? Is there a way to use it without knowing the SMTP server and just using the PHP mail command?

Thanks in advance.

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