Sending VALID E-mail from my web server

  • PolishHurricane
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Basically when I send e-mails from my sites, some email providers block them entirely. But yahoo works, so I know it's working.

I put a mail server (only using the SMTP part), so I could send PHP mail() on my Windows XP web server for my website. But not many of those e-mails are actually going through. Like, for example I got the e-mail in my yahoo mail bulk folder. Other e-mails don't even put it in their boxes (like hotmail). Is there a way you can see your server communicate with the other e-mail servers so you can debug? I didn't have any MX records, so I figured those would help and I added them and it still won't work with anything else. Is there only a certain way mail send via mail() can work or what? I know it works and my server works.
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I doubt you can send PHP mail to other people... HTML is okay but I don't know about PHP...
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Bogey wrote:
I doubt you can send PHP mail to other people... HTML is okay but I don't know about PHP...


LOL, you're a n00b. Actually yes bogey you can, but you need to put it on as an attachment. Actually you could probably send raw php yeah... but it wouldn't parse it.

*UPDATE*

I finally got it working good, but of course everyone puts it in their bulk mail (like Yahoo). Any good tips?
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Yes... I confess... I'm a n00b :lol:
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On yahoo it goes into the bulk mail folder.

My friend doesn't even get it on his hotmail account? What gives...
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You need to ask your host about setting up an ip and an spf record.

Andrew

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