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IP address specification

Thread began 1/13/2011 12:22 pm by tim397526 | Last modified 1/16/2011 3:32 pm by neilo | 1886 views | 5 replies |

tim397526

IP address specification

I have a rather unusual email situation with a website I've developed. The website is being hosted on Hostmonster, but the email is being routed to Yahoo nameservers and mail via a static IP address on the Yahoo side. My question is this: is there code in the solutions pack that will allow the addition of a global variable in the WA_Globals file for target IP address?

Also, if I want to target a specific port, can that variable be added to WA_Globals as well?

If this is not making sense, I will expand upon it in a follow-up reply.

Thanks!

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

I'm not 100% sure i understand what you are asking.

In the globals you can specify the yahoo smtp server int he $WAGLOBAL_Email_Server setting.

to change the port, edit the following line in the WA_UniversalEmail/WAUE_contact_1.php file:
$WA_MailObject = WAUE_Definition("".($WAGLOBAL_Email_Server) ."","25","","","","");


change the 25 to the the port you wish to use.

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tim397526

Thank you for the response. I've tried pointing to the Yahoo SMTP server through the WA_Globals parm, but that's not specific enough in this case. My understanding is that the Yahoo email account I am trying to send mail to via my online form is tied to a specific, static IP address so that email sent to the Hostmonster domain can find its way to the Yahoo mail servers. What happened was that we transferred the domain from Yahoo hosting to Hostmonster. There was a little misunderstanding between my client and myself as to the importance (to him) of staying with Yahoo mail. His PDAs and all his workstations were configured to receive mail from Yahoo mail servers. I tried to talk him into a POP3 solution, to no avail. So, a Hostmonster tech worked with a Yahoo tech via a conference call and now we have the nameservers on the Hostmonster domain set to point to the Yahoo nameservers. The Yahoo tech tied the email addy to the static IP so that the mail would specifically rout to this guy's old mail account. So, I believe I need to somehow point to that IP in my form mail processing. Right now, the form tests out perfectly if I change the 'mail to' parameter to any other email addy. But when I use the specific address referred to in this long-winded explanation, it goes into la-la land. We checked to see if the Yahoo spam filtering was dumping the emails, but that was a negative. I should point out that only the form mail is not working. If I send an email to the address in question from MS Outlook, it works. I'm at a loss.

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neilo

Odd situation.

Presumably, if your client has a hosted account with monster.com, that would include email forwarding. If you set up an email address in that account that forwards to the yahoo email address, you should be able to use that address as the 'send to' address, and use monster.com's smtp server settings in your globals.

You could also try (you probably already have) to leave the smtp server settings field blank ( $WAGLOBAL_Email_Server = "" ; ) and then retry sending to both the forwarding address and to the yahoo address (while you're waiting for the techs to come back after the weekend).

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tim397526

Resolved!

Okay, I'm afraid I was barking up the wrong tree. To get this situation resolved I ended up having to change the Hostmonster domain's MX record from local mail exchanger to remote mail exchanger. The Solution Pack was working fine. Just an oversight on my part. Sorry!

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neilo

Nice one! Ta for posting back!

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