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Adjusting PHP for SMTP settings

Thread began 7/22/2009 7:08 am by mike370842 | Last modified 8/04/2009 4:07 pm by Ray Borduin | 1788 views | 5 replies |


Adjusting PHP for SMTP settings

Good Day,

I am have some difficulty due to my limited knowledge of php.

I am using UE to response to our customers, and we have noticed that a small amount are actually reaching them.

I talked to our hosting company ( and they provided me with these instructions to make it past there anti spam settings.

Use the PHP mail function and set the mail from using the following line of code - replacing $email_from with the correct domain name.
ini_set("sendmail_from", " $email_from ");
You need to add a fifth "-f" parameter to the sendmail function. This will set the name of the from address.
mail($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers, '-f'.$email_from);

I am just unsure on how to apply these changes and where.

Any assistance would be much appreciated.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

That line of code appears in the mail_php.php include file. You can edit the code there directly.

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Thank you for taking the time to assist, but I must confess that I am limited in php, I went through the code in the mail_PHP.php file, and I could not fine a line similar to the one stated in the above text

($email_to, $email_subject, $email_message, $headers, '-f'.$email_from)

I can´t seam to find anything starting with $email. and I don´t want to mess to much with what I don´t know, of I will just end up making the problem worse :)

Any additional tips would be appreciated.

Thanks again.


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Ray BorduinWebAssist

There should only be one line of code that begins with:


if you aren't comfortable updating code by hand, find someone that is to help.

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I purchased a module at another vendor for a php tool kit that included form mail and form to excel and email. I will not include there name here. Except to say that in reading the response to the inquiry above is rather angering. I thought purchasing modules form Web Assist meant that we were purchasing a template or pre-built solution and not...go ask someone else type of ...service. I have purchased nearly every module and have just started to read and try to learn about them. I will go back to using the other module from the other I do not know php either and going to someone else...? I have a bad feelling about this now.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Sorry if it came off wrong. I meant to post back if you were having issues and someone would help here.

If you just did a find on the include file for the line mail( it would find the correct associated line. It is a complete solution that should work without updates on most standard configurations. Some configurations require hand coding, and it appears your host suggests that.

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